Health Reminders

Physical and Dental Examinations:

New York State Law requires a physical examination for all students entering, Grade UPK, K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all students transferring into the Lakeland Central School District. Physicals dated after September 1, 2016 will be accepted.


Physical forms or documentation of an up coming appointment should be returned by October 1, 2017 to the Health Office. Please make a copy for your records.  

Students who do not return evidence of a physical examination or the date of an appointment will have a health appraisal scheduled and documented with our medical director.

Parents/Guardians will be informed of the date of the school health appraisal. Click here to download the 2 page form Student Health Examination.

The district is requesting a dental certificate to be filled out by your dentist for students in Grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. Again dental exams are requested not a requirement.

Dental forms can be downloaded from the Districts website.

Click here to download the form Dental Health Certificate
Click on this link for more information and a list of providers in Westchester and Putnam County.

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:

Vision

  • Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10.
  • Near vision acuity and 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 10.

Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students Grades 5-9.

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”