Attention PARENTS of children entering 7th and 12th grade in the 2016-17 school year. They must have the Meningococcal vaccine to enter school in September 2016. Without it they cannot start school.
Important Information About Physical Examinations
New York State Education Department regulations mandate that all students have a physical examination at least twice during elementary grades and at least twice during secondary grades. Longwood Central School District requires that a physical be provided for all children entering kindergarten, grades 2, 4, 7, and 10. Each such certificate shall describe the condition of the student when the examination was made, which shall not be more than twelve months prior to the commencement of the school year in which the examination is required, and shall state whether such student is in a fit condition of health to permit his or her attendance at the public schools. The certificate should also state the student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category. Physical forms and BMI information are available on the district website under parent information. Parents should submit their health care provider’s results to the school nurse on or before September 30, 2016. After this date, the physical will be conducted in the school by the district’s medical professionals.
General Health Information
want all of our students at Longwood to have a healthy school
experience. The health office staff is here to provide your students
with the health services and testing required by the state education
department. Our goal is to assist all students with their health issues
that they may enjoy and get the most from their educational experience.
The “Home School Connection” is especially important to us in the health
office. Communication about any health issue is encouraged and all
medical conditions and medication taken routinely at home should be
reported to the health office. Here are some other important things you
New York state law requires the following immunizations for school entry and attendance.
||Students entering 7th & 12th grade
||Students entering 6th grade or by age 11.
A Health Care Provider
form with proof of disease or medical exemption is acceptable as is a
form completed by the parent for religious exemption. This form must be
approved by the building administrator and the district medical director..
the student in some basic good health practices will improve their
physical health, their behavior, school attendance and school
performance as well.
- Hand Washing (and general hygiene)
- Good Nutrition (especially breakfast. try to avoid snacks high in sugar.)
- 8-10 hours of sleep
- Appropriate clothing for the weather.
Notification of Illness
- Please notify the attendance office if your child will be absent for an illness or injury.
- Notify the health office for flu or other contagious diseases.
- A note will still be required to excuse the absence.
Physical Education Excuses
Students may be excused from PE for illness or injury with a parent
note. Parent notes are accepted for the week in which they were written
for Elementary Students (grades k-4) and one day for the middle level
and secondary student (grades 5-12). Longer durations require an MD
note. Any child excused from gym will also be excused from outdoor
recess activities and sports. Medical clearance will be required to
resume Physical Education and sports.
are many community health resources available. Please
feel free to contact the health office for more
information should your family require assistance
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