The goal of the JRS Health Office is to promote and protect the health of your child through a positive, constructive school health program. We encourage your input and partnership and look forward to working with you in helping your child achieve his or her potential.
Colleen Pichette RN/SNT
Marissa Smith RN
**Important Information for Parents and Guardians **
SUMMER IS HERE!!! Enjoy the summer recess, and we look forward to school resuming in the fall.
As a reminder, any voicemail left on our health office line over the summer will not be received until September 1st. All health documents may be emailed or faxed (585.218.1339) while the office is closed for summer recess. Please see reminders listed below for the start of next school year, especially if your student will need medications at school.
Accidents: Spills do happen, so please ensure that your student has a full set of extra clothing in their backpacks daily. We have a very limited supply of clothes to lend and have found that most students prefer their own clothes.
Attendance: Please call the attendance line 267-1309, each day your child is absent. Students absent due to illness will not be permitted to attend afterschool activities.
Monday Morning Blues: If your child has vague symptoms with no fever and you encourage them to go to school, please give us a call to alert us, instead of telling them that you will come and get them if they don't feel well. We have found that if your child has this information, they come immediately from the bus to the health office asking us to call home. Together we can help them give the old "college try".
Illness: Students must be symptom free from diarrhea and/or vomiting and/or fever free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
**Medications:** NYS Education Law requires all medications have written permission from the physician and parent or guardian to administer in school. This includes non-prescription medications such as Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, hydrocortisone cream and even cough drops. Medications must be brought into school by an adult with the exception of asthma inhalers. The medication must be in the original container. For prescription medications, please provide a second, labeled pharmacy container for field trips. Medication permission form is available for download in the Forms file.
Physical Education Excuses: All students are expected to participate in physical education classes. Gym excuses should be submitted in writing to the school nurse teacher. A physician's statement is required if your child will miss more than one gym class, or will have limitations due to illness or injury. A student who has been excused form gym will not be permitted to participate in recess or after school activities (i.e. roller-skating parties, concerts, etc.) until they resume regular participation in the physical education program.
Physicals and Screenings: Physicals completed by a doctor are required for new students and all students entering Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. New York State requires they be on file in the Health Office within 30 days of the new school year or admittance to school for new students. Physicals dated after 9/08/2020 may be accepted for the 2021-2022 school year. Vision/Hearing and Height and Weight screenings are performed yearly in the school for grades K,1,3 and 5. You will be notified if there are any concerns about screening results.