Health Reminders

Physical and Dental Examinations:

Student Health Examination
New York State law (law effective July 1, 2018) requires a physical examination for students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7,9, and 11, and all students transferring into the Lakeland Central School District. These examinations must be completed on the approved NYS Student Health Examination Form for School. The form is due in the Health Office 30 days from the date of school entry.

  • We understand that your medical provider’s office may not yet be aware of the change, so if you have already had a physical examination completed for the 2018-2019 school year on a different form, it will be accepted.

  • 2019-2020 ONLY the approved NYS School Health Examination form will be accepted.

Please have your New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner complete on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination form for School. Click here for the form. New students must present a verified copy of all immunizations. Students whose immunizations are already on file only need to present proof of any additional immunizations that they receive.

Students who do not return evidence of a physical examination or the date of an appointment will have a health appraisal scheduled with our school doctor. Parents/Guardians will be informed of the date of the school physical. If you have any questions, please call your child's school health office.

Dental Certificates

  • A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

Medication
For your child's safety, medication of any kind cannot legally be dispensed to any student in school without a Physician’s written order and parental consent.


The Authorization for Medication Administration form must be properly completed with healthcare provider's signature and stamp and returned to the health office along with the medication by the first week of school. School Nurses will be in their office August 31, 2017 to accept medication and medical documentation.

An adult must bring the medication to school. It must be in the original labeled prescription container and an inhaler must be labeled.

New York State law requires a new medication order for each school year.

Click here to download the Authorization for Administration of Medication form
Food Allergy Action Plan, click here

Reminder all medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian by June 22, 2017. All medication not picked up by last day of school will be disposed of.

Please feel free to call your School Nurse with any questions or concerns.

Click here for the School Nurse Staff Directory.

Alert the health office during the school year to discuss these medical issues with the school nurse:

  • Your child has or has recently recovered from a serious illness
  • Your child has been hospitalized
  • Your child has had surgery
  • Your child has sustained an injury requiring medical treatment

Documentation from your health care provider will be needed to return to school with or without restrictions.

Absences:
Please call absences in daily. Absences should be reported by 9:00 a.m. For high schools student absences call the Attendance office, middle school student absences call the Attendance office and elementary schools absences call the main telephone number and follow the prompts.

  • Provide your name
  • Student’s name, grade and teacher
  • Reason for absence – if illness state particular complaint, such as stomach ache, chicken pox, fractured arm, etc.
  • Give length of absence if known
  • Documentation from your health care provider will be needed to return to school with or without restrictions.
  • Parent/Guardian must be sent in when your child returns to school.

During school, if your child is ill and/or found to have flu like symptoms, parents/guardians will be called to pick up student. Please have updated contact numbers on file.  Emergency contacts should be local and available to pick up students promptly.  When parents call to report an absence, please identify the illness your child is experiencing including symptoms.  Absences should be called in daily by parent/guardian.

If your child shows any symptoms of illness:  temperature over 100° and flu-like symptoms, please keep him/her home.  Notify your health care provider if there is no improvement.

Children may not return to school unless:

  • They are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication for fever 
  • They have not vomited for 24 hours

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

During the school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school effective 2018-2019 .

Vision

  • Distance and near acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing

  • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for girls Grades 5 & 7 and for boys Grades 9.

Health Appraisals

  • A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information is required for all newly entering students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

Dental Certificates

  • A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the school screening that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. If you have any questions, please call your child's school health office.

ALLERGY ALERT REMINDER - Many children have developed serious allergies to various foods, particularly NUTS. We also have children who have serious allergies to other products such as chocolate, eggs and wheat. It is important to check with your child’s teacher before sending in snacks or baked goods that are intended for class distribution. The teacher will be able to advise you as to whether or not there are any restrictions in your child’s class. It is also important to discourage your child from eating on the school bus, trading lunches or snacks.

Please read all labels & send labels in with all treats sent in. After checking the ingredients list, look on label for phrases like these: “may contain nuts”,“produced in a facility that also processes nuts”, “produced on a shared equipment with nuts or peanuts”