Health Information

Medical Attention

Sickness

Students who are not feeling well will notify their teacher and will be sent to Ms. Yana, our school nurse. Ms. Yana will determine if the child can rest and return to class or if a parent/guardian will be called to pick the child up from school. Please remember that Ms. Yana makes the final decision about which child goes home based on DOE and DOH policy.

 

Emergency contacts will be called if a parent/guardian can’t be reached. Please be mindful of who you list on your blue card as they will be released to this person.

 

Students will only be released to adults who are listed on the blue card. For the safety of your children, no exceptions will be made. Adults picking up your child will need to provide our security agent a valid photo ID upon entering the building. 

If a child is absent for more than 3 days with an illness, a doctor's note must be sent in when the child returns indicating the child is allowed to come back to school along with additional information on medical followup. This note will be filed in child's cumulative folder. 

 

Medication

Students are not allowed to have medication with them at school. Only the nurse is allowed to administer medication. In order for the nurse to administer medication, a 504 form must be filled out and filed in school. It is the responsibility of the families to inform the school of all allergies and have it medically documented and filed in school. If a student has a prescription or other medication that needs to be administered during the day, a parent/guardian must come to school and administer the medication, unless the proper medical forms have been filed.

 

Please see Ms. Yana, the school nurse, in regards to questions about 504 accommodations.

Please locate and complete your medical forms.

Lice

Can my child go to school with head lice? 

  • NYC Schools have a “No Head Lice” policy. Students who have live head lice are not allowed to go to school until they are lice-free. Students with nits are still allowed to attend.

  • Students may return to school the day after treatment for head lice as long as there are no live lice upon re-inspection by designated school personnel.

  • Students will be re-inspected by a school worker 14 days after the treatment to make sure there are no live head lice.

 

NYCDOE's Lice Information

Stay Home When Sick

Rest can help you and your child get better sooner, and it helps prevent the spread of germs.

  • Children with diarrhea should stay home until the diarrhea has stopped (stools are formed).

  • Anyone with a fever should stay home until 24 hours after being fever free (without the aid of medication)

    • or until their doctor says it is okay to go back to school or daycare.

  • Children with breathing problems should stay home until the cough is gone.

    • If your child is having difficulty breathing, call your doctor right away.

NYCDOE's Staying Healthy

Immunization

New York State Public Health Law requires students to get certain vaccines in order to attend child care or school. As of June 13, 2019, NY State no longer allows religious exemptions from mandated vaccinations. In addition, children under 5 years old must receive the flu vaccine by December 30th. 

NYCDOE's Immunization Policy

Physical Forms

An updated physical form must be submitted to the school annually along with any required immunizations. A helpful tip is to schedule a child's annual physical exam with your child's pediatrician on or around their birth date. 

NYCDOE's Health Services

 

Mental Health

Mental health resources are available to every public school in New York City. The School Mental Health Program offers support so schools meet the emotional health and academic needs of their students. Mental health impacts not only our students but our families, schools, and communities.

NYCDOE's Mental Health Services