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Health Office

School Nurses:   
Laura A. DeFina, BSN, RN
ldefina@lakelandschools.org           
Maria Zorabedian, RN
mzorabedian@lakelandschools.org

Office number 914 245-0544 ext. 39905 Ms. DeFina, ext. 39915 Ms. Zorabedian
Fax number    914-245-6324 (not in service during summer months)

All students entering 7th grade in September 2016 Important Information about a new Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement for 2016-17

Effective September 1, 2016 New York State will require the following:

All students entering 7th grade must present proof of having 1 dose of MenACWY (sometimes abbreviated as MCV4; brand names Menactra or Menveo)

Please check with your HealthCare Provider for your child’s immunization status. All documentation must be on file in the Health Office PRIOR to September 1, 2016.

Winter Health and Safety Tips

Guidelines for Cold Weather Safety

Due to the recent extreme cold weather, Lakeland's school health professionals would like to share some winter health and safety tips with our Lakeland families. Children need extra attention to stay warm, safe and healthy when temperatures drop. Please review the tips provided.

Winter Safety Tips - Westchester.gov http://health.westchestergov.com/winter-safety-tips

Winter Safety Tips - NY.gov http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm

Cold Weather Tips - NY.gov (NYS Department of Health)  http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/cold/cold_weather_tips.htm

Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips - CDC.gov (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/

Frostbite and Hypothermia https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/documents/hypothermia-frostbite_508.pdf

Click here to download NYS Meningococcal Disease and Immunization flyer to parents.

  • Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement:
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal/
  • Meningococcal Disease | Guide for Parents
http://www.immunyze.org/parents-vaccines-for-children/meningitis/