Health Office

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                                  Mrs. Jaki Bernardi, RN
                                          Phone: 516-799-4030

                                                   Parent Flu Info

Please notify the health office of all student absences by 9:30 am.  Upon your child's return to school, please send a note to the classroom teacher, explaining the reason for the absence.

All contagious diseases must be reported to the health office immediately (strep, chickenpox, lice, pinkeye, Doctor confirmed Flu, etc.). 
Children may return to school once they are fever free for 24 hours without fever medicine (Tylenol, Advil or Motrin).

Please feel free to call me with any questions or health concerns.
We continue to teach and reinforce good health habits for our children to practice, such as, frequent hand washing, eating a well balanced diet, plenty of exercise and rest at night. This will help keep our school community healthy and happy. Have a great year!



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Health and Dental Examination Requirements

 As of July 1, 2018, the requirements for the Health examinations and screenings have changed.

             The NYS law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th.  The examination must be completed by a licensed physician, physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.  A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked at the same time.          

Immunization Compliance

NYS Public Health Law 2164 provides for a 14 day grace period after school begins in order to comply with the new Immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year.  Therefore, effective October, 2018 any students with outstanding immunizations will not be permitted to attend school.

      NO exceptions will be made


Compliance can be provided on an immunization certificate signed by your health care provider or alternatively a letter from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant stating the EXACT date upon which the immunization(s) will be given.

*A note from a parent is NOT acceptable

 There are many students in our school with life threatening food allergies. The most common are Peanuts/Tree Nuts/Shellfish & Eggs. It is important that your child be as safe as possible during the school day. Please be mindful of these allergies when sending in birthday snacks.  Foods cannot be shared, PLEASE reinforce this with your child/children.  If your child does have a food allergy, please notify the health office and teacher as soon as possible. Kindly send in a “special snack” bag for the teacher to keep in the classroom so that the teacher can offer a safe snack to your child in the event of a birthday celebration.

IMMUNIZATIONS: NO CHILD will be able to begin school without proof of immunizations. Parents will be given ample notice when booster immunizations are required. If a child is missing an immunization, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to make sure the child receives it. The child may be prohibited from school if not obtained by the required date. If there are circumstances where the student cannot receive the immunization, it must be discussed with the nurse and principal.

MEDICATION POLICY: No medication can be  brought into school by the students. Proper forms must be filled out by the M.D. & parent then forwarded to the health office along with the medication in it's ORIGINAL bottle/box, labeled by a pharmacist with the child's name, dosage and frequency of dosage. An adult must bring any medications to the health office.

At the end of school year - all medications must be picked up or they will be discarded.

PHYSICALSAll new entrants and students in K, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th must have a physical either by a private physician or school physician. Physicals are due no more than 30 days after the start of school. A school physician will visit St Rose in November to perform physicals.

*If you have an appointment for a physical at a later date due to insurance or scheduling problems, please contact the nurse with the date. Reminders will be sent regarding missing physicals and school physical visits.

Jaki Bernardi, RN 
School Nurse