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Important Announcement
All medication stored in the nurses office needs to be picked up at the end of the year. We are unable to store medication over the summer.


Homer Central School District Health Services

The goal of Homer School Health Services Program is to keep students healthy and  in an optimal condition for learning, growing and developing.  A Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse is on staff and provides health services to the students in the Intermediate School.  The nurses are there to assure the health and safety and to promote the well-being of all of the children in the school.  The school health series program is directed by the Nurse Coordinator in consultation with the School Physician.

Health Care Communication
Keeping students healthy and safe requires good communication between school nurses and students, their guardians, teachers, other school staff and health care providers in the community.   For that reason, we ask you to provide the following:
  • Telephone and cell phone numbers where parents/guardians can be reached; updated as necessary.
  • Names of two relatives or friends who can act for the parents/guardians in case they cannot be reached in an emergency.
  • The name of the student's health care provider.

All encounters with school nurses are documented in student's confidential electronic medical record.  School nurses communicate about visits with parents and guardians when medical follow up is needed (even if child remains at school) or other matters that they feel guardians should be aware of.

School Health Services
The district's School Health Services program supports your student's academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York.

During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:

Vision
  • Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in grades 3 and 5.
  • Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.
Hearing
  • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students ingrades 3 and 5.
Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in grade 5
Health Appraisals
  • A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information is required for all newly entering students and students in grade 4.
Dental Certificates
  • A Dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in grade 4.

A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up.  Please call the school's Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Immunizations
 
New Your State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires all school children to be adequately immunized.  Immunization records are due when the child starts school.  They must be in the nurse's office within 14 days of school entry for a child living in New York State or within 30 days of entry for a child coming from outside New York State. Download the full requirements from the Downloads section of this page.
2016-17 School Year

New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

 

 

Vaccines

Prekindergarten (Day Care, Head Start,

Nursery or Pre-k)

Kindergarten and Grades

1 and 2

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Grades 6, 7 and 8

Grades 9, 10, 11

and 12

Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap)2

 

 

4 doses

5 doses

or 4 doses

if the 4th dose was received at 4 years of age or older or

3 doses

if aged 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year of age or older

 

 

3 doses

Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)3

 

Not applicable

 

1 dose

Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)4

 

 

3 doses

4 doses

or 3 doses

if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older

 

 

3 doses

4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older

 

 

3 doses

Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)5

1 dose

2 doses

Hepatitis B vaccine6

3 doses

3 doses or 2 doses

of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15 years of age

Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine7

1 dose

2 doses

1 dose

2 doses

1 dose

Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)8

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

By Grade 7:

1 dose

Grade 12:

2 doses

or 1 dose

if the dose was received at 16 years of age or older

Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (Hib)9

 

1 to 4 doses

 

Not applicable

Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV)10

1 to 4 doses

Not applicable

Downloads

16-17 Immunization Requirements
Physical Exam Form (also for sports)
Medication Authorization Form
Dental Exam From

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Homer Central School District
Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

80 South West Road
Homer, NY 13077
607-749-7241

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