Mrs. Hartman's Health Office Page

  • My name is Maria Hartman and I am the School-Nurse Teacher at Allen Creek.  With over 30 years  experience in pediatric nursing, I strive to promote health and wellness in a safe, nurturing environment.

    Health Office Requirements and Reminders

    Attendance: Please call the Main Office at 267-1200 by 8:30 am on each day your child is absent. A written excuse is no longer required upon return unless the absence is 5 consecutive days or more.

    Medications: According to NYS law, any medications administered at school, even over-the-counter medications (cough drops, Tylenol, ibuprofen), require written permission from the physician and the parent or guardian. They must be in their original container, and must be brought to school by an adult to ensure safety. Inhalers need a pharmacy label on the inhaler itself, not just the box. 

    Allergies: Parents should notify the nurse if their child has any health concerns/issues, particularly if there is a food, bee-sting, latex, or other serious allergy. Appropriate measures will then be taken. 

    Fever/Vomiting or Diarrhea: Students must be kept home for a full 24 hours after they have recovered from any of the above. If students are sent home with a fever (100F or more), they should not be in school the next day. Students should be able to tolerate a regular diet. 

    Contagious Diseases: Please report when a child has been diagnosed with strep, chicken pox or has head lice. Other families in that classroom will be notified. However, the student's name is kept confidential. 

    Injuries: Please call the health office if your child is coming to school with stitches, a cast, crutches, etc. A note from their physician describing the injury and the activities allowed is required. If your child is restricted from gym, they will be unable to attend outside recess. Our fax number is 218-1213 if needed. 

    Snacks: Classroom teachers and room parents will provide guidelines for snacks for school functions and classroom parties. For all after-school activities, children should bring their own snack. Food should not be shared with other students due to allergies or religious, ethnic, or parental preference. 

    Physicals and Immunizations: Physical exams by your child's physician are required for all students in kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades, and any student new to the district. Immunizations must be up to date within 14 days of starting school.

    If your child has any special medical needs or concerns, including allergic children requiring medications, I will need MD orders for any and all medications (including over-the-counter) by the first day of school. Please note, the parent/adult is required to deliver the medication to the health office.It would be helpful to get all the paperwork and documentation to the Health Office before August 1st of the upcoming school year. We recommend keeping a copy of physical forms and other MD documentation, as some MD offices are now charging for duplicates.

    ***When to keep your child home: The 24 Hour Rule

    • Please keep your child home at least 24-hours
      following an episode of vomiting
    • for a fever registering 100 degrees or greater
    • until the child has been on prescribed antibiotics for 24-hours
    • uncontrolled diarrhea or persistent/uncontrolled cough

    Thank you and please call if you have any questions or concerns.

    Maria Hartman, RN, SNT

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