HEALTH SERVICES & SCHOOL NURSE
Student Medical Services
Jessica Vadala, RN
315-852-3400, menu option 2
Annual screenings (height, weight, vision and hearing) will be conducted for new entrants and students in Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10. Screening results will be mailed to parent/guardian. Please contact the school nurse's office at (315) 852-3400 Ext 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish for your child to be screened.
With flu and cold season around the corner, please remember the following preventative measures:
Wash hands - Often with soap and water for 20 seconds
Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of contaminated tissue promptly and wash hands
Keep sick child home until symptom-free for 24 hours
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as toys or doorknobs
Seek medical attention for symptoms of illness
Utilize availabe vaccines - DCS will be holding a flu shot clinic on October 20, 2014
For children who have a history of asthma or reactive airway disease and have current medical orders for rescue inhalers, make sure your child has access to this medication. Make sure the school nurse has current orders for ALL medications (ALL medication orders need to be renewed at the beginning of EACH school year) and has the current medication - see below for medication administration forms
Make sure the school has parent's most recent and correct contact information
Click here for link to Family Health Network website
For students enrolled in Student Medical Services: A flu shot or mist is available for students enrolled in SMS. If interested, please stop in the SMS office to pick up a permission form.
New Student Health History Form
(PDF - 112 KB)
This form needs to be completed on every child as they enter DeRuyter Central School. Information provided will allow the school nurse to have medical knowledge of your child in order to provide the safest learning environment.
Physical Form (Health Appraisal) (PDF - 71 KB)
Current physicals are needed on any new entrant, students in grades Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, 2, 4, 7 and 10, and all student athletes. To be completed by your child's primary health care provider. Although other forms may be acceptable, this is DeRuyter Central School official physical form.
Dental Certificate (PDF - 109 KB)
Completed dental certificates are requested by the school nurse for every new entrant and students in grades Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, 2, 4, 7 and 10.
Medication Administration and Self-Carry/Self-Administer Medication Forms (PDF - 159 KB)
This form needs to be completed for any and all medications that a student takes in school.
Interval Health History Form (PDF - 71 KB)
This form needs to be completed for all student/athletes prior to the beginning of each sports season, if the student has a current and complete sports physical that was not done within the 30 prior to the start of the season.
Pre-Participation Form (PDF - 140 KB)
This form needs to be completed for all student/athletes at the time of their physical. The pre-particiation form is part of a complete sports physical.
Student and Parent Concussion Information (PDF - 314 KB)
Concussion: The Invisible Injury, an information sheet from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Baseline Cognitive Testing Information (PDF - 218 KB)
Upstate Sports Concussion Program offers baseline testing. This testing is not provided by nor required by DeRuyter Central School. The information provided is for personal/private individuals wishing to participate in this testing. Any financial burden will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Provider Attestation Form for Self-Carry & Self-Administer Medication in School (PDF - 87 KB)
This form needs to be completed by any student's prescribing doctor for all medications that will be self-carried and self-administered in school.
Return to Play Progression Following Concussion (PDF - 59 KB)
DeRuyter Central School uses a step-wise return to play progression for students who have been diagnosed with a concussion. The Return to Play Progress is started only after the student has been symptom free for 24 hours and has been cleared by that student's primary healthcare provider/the school physician to begin the Return to Play Progression.
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For information regarding the flu/flu season.
For information regarding the flu/flu season
View updated information on the Flu, Entervirus D68 and other illnesses.
Information regarding meningococcal disease and the vaccine to help prevent it. The meningococcal vaccine will be a required immunization for students entering 7th and 12th grades as of September 1, 2016.