C-PP offers comprehensive Health Services for all students in the District. Each Health Office is staffed by a Registered Nurse. In addition, some Health Offices also have a Licensed Practical Nurse. Staff meetings focus on current issues affecting the well-being of the students and staff in each building. Other Services include:
- Emergency cards: These are an important tool for communicating with parents in case of student illness or an accident. Parents are asked to fill them out as completely as possible and update them when there is a change in address, phone number, employment or status.
- Medication in schools: School officials are prohibited by law from administering medication, including over-the-counter medications, in school. Medications will be given to students only when a Physician's Order for Giving Medication in School form has been filed with the School Nurse, teacher or principal.
- School physicals: At initial school entry and in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10, each student is required to provide a doctor's certificate of physical examination. If a report is not provided, the school physician will complete a health appraisal (not a thorough examination) of the student. Information concerning required athletic physicals and working paper physicals are available in school health offices
- Routine screenings: All students are screened for height, weight, scoliosis (age 8-16), vision and hearing each year. Tests for color perception and eye muscle balance are administered once during a child's school experience.
- Important State Laws: Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require that a health examination be completed for each public school student in certain grades. As part of the required school health examination, students are weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to compute the student’s body mass index or BMI. The BMI helps the doctor, nurse or parent know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. Additionally, our school district must take part in a survey by the New York Department of Health. Only summary information is sent. No names or other information about individual students are sent. Parents may choose to have their child’s information excluded from this survey report. If you do not wish your child’s information to be sent to the Department of Health or have questions, please contact your school nurse.
2012-2013 School Nurse Contact Information
Forms and information:
6th grade immunizations requirement
Immunization Requirements Chart
Medication in Schools Form
Health and Nursing Supervisor Information, please contact:
Heidi Lane, Secretary
936-3704, extension 1006