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Health Reminders

Message from your School Nurse:
This has been a year with many challenges and we would like to thank you for your continued support and collaboration in keeping our kids healthy. 
As a reminder, reach out to your Healthcare provider to schedule your child's physical appointment to ensure students have received all doses of recommended/required immunizations and physicals they may have otherwise missed. 
New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the district for the first time and when entering UPK or K, 1, 3 , 5, 7 , 9 and 11th grade. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner on the required NYS School Health Examination Form or electronic equivalent.  Please submit your records to the Health Office of your child's school, either by email to your school nurse or by mail to your school Health Office.
A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also requested not required for students in grades UPK or K, 1,3,5,7,9, and 11
Medication Orders
NYSED requires a new medication order each school year. The new medication order must be signed by both your healthcare provider and a parent/guardian.
Medication Pick Up
All medications need to be picked up by a parent or guardian on or before the last day of school. Please make arrangements with your school nurse to pick up the medication the last week of school.  Any medication not picked up by the close of the  last school day will be discarded.
2023- 2024 SCHOOL YEAR NYS Immunization Requirements https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf 
Meningococcal Vaccine All students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in New York State will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease as recommended by the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Students in Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 will require 1 dose of MenACWY vaccine (sometimes abbreviated as MCV4; brand names Menactra or Menveo) and students in Grade 12 will require 1 dose of MenACWY on or after age 16 years.
Tdap Requirement for incoming 6th grade students:
LCBMS students who are 11 years old and entering 6th Grade are required to have a Tdap. Updated immunization records should be sent to your elementary school health office before last day of school. Any records after last day of school should be mailed or faxed directly to LCBMS fax # 914-245-1828. Please make a copy for your records.
Incoming UPK and kindergarten students:
Your child’s immunizations must be up to date before the first day of school. Pediatricians are scheduling well visits and keeping children current with their immunizations during the pandemic. The nurse from your school will be sending home a reminder of any vaccines still needed so that your child is ready for school. All updated records should be sent to your school health office when you receive it. Please make a copy for your records.
Information about the COVID-19 Vaccinehttps://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ 
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. 
COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.