Welcome to Nyack Middle School's Nurse's Office: Information concerning Allergies/Asthma/Injuries

   If your child has any allergies or asthma, please make sure it is documented on their health examination form. If the allergic reaction is severe and may require rapid medical intervention (i.e. allergy to latex, peanuts, tree nuts or bee stings) with an Epi Pen and /or Benadryl, please make sure your physician completes the Allergy Action Plan.

   If your child uses an inhaler or nebulizer, please make sure your physician completes the Asthma Action Plan.( Please download all forms below).

   If your child is unable to participate in physical education or sports for any reason, a doctor's note is required. The length of restriction should be noted and if no return to activity date is provided, a second doctor's note with a return to Sports/PE is required to resume physical activities. All notes should be turned into the Nurse's Office, and copies will be given to PE teacher's and coaches. A doctor's note is also required for use of the school elevator. The injured student should report to the Nurse's Office upon returning to school, at which time emergency evacuation instructions will be shared with the student, and staff will be coordinated to assist the student as needed. 

 

Contact Info

Miriam Lynn RN

845-353-7210

FAX 845-353-7212

Please email and attach updated forms to:

mlynn@nyackschools.org

or mail to:

Miriam Lynn RN

98 South Highland Ave 

Nyack, NY 10960

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MEDICATIONS

A completed medication form is required for allow student's to use,  carry or store medications in the Nurse's Office. There  is space on the Health examination form where the MD can note type of medication and usage. Over the counter medications, New York State law requires a medication form be completed by the MD and signed by the parent. Please do not ask the nurse to administer any medication without your doctor's signature, this includes Tylenol or Advil for minor discomfort or headaches. Try to anticipate your child's needs ahead of time and have everything in place for the time that he/she may need it. 

Daily medications: To dispense any medications to the student, a medication form must be completed and signed by you MD. The medication must be supplied to the school nurse in it's original, labeled pharmacy container. As with all medication orders, this order must be renewed annually. A prescription from the MD must be provided for short term medication use such as antibiotic's, prescription eye drops and /or ADHD medication.

Please note: The parent or guardian must pick up all medications and inhalers on or before the last day of school. If the medications and inhalers are not picked up they will be discarded.

If you have any questions please call  845-353-7210 or fax 845-353-7212 or email: mlynn@nyackshools.org

How To Register for Sports.... 

SPORT PHYSICALS: Middle School physicals will take place on September 6th at 3pm in the Middle School nurse's office and again on September 13th at @2pm at Nyack High School nurse's office.

Registration must be completed on-line prior to start of sport season to ensure clearance for practice. 

      New Users Sign up for all sports go to www.nyackschools.org.  Click on Departments Tab; select Health and Wellness; click on New Online Athletic Participation Registration Program;                                         click on Middle School. 

     Returning Users:   Please click the blue Family Account Login and register for your sport and submit. All students must have a current physical completed within the year to participate 

 

 

Click Link For: "New Online Athletic Participation Registration Program  http://Nyack-ar.rschooltoday.com

Click On: Athletic Registration - Middle School to complete Athletic Registration

 

 

Guidelines for Student's Health Related Issues at School

Illness:

  • If your child becomes ill at school, he/she should report to the nurse's office located across the hall from guidance office. If your child needs to go home, the School Nurse will contact you.
  • All absences require a written note from parent/guardian when the child returns to school, if your child is out three or more days, a doctor's note is required when he/she returns to school.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness please call the attendance office 845-353-7205. It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to notify the school if the student is absent.
  • Student must be fever free for a full 24 hours before returning to school after an illness.
  • Keep you child home is he/she exhibits gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours to returning to school.

Physical & Dental Exams:

NY State Law mandates that ALL New student's and student's in 1,3,5,7,9 and 11th grades submit a current physical and proof of dental exam to the Nurse's Office. Mandatory screenings by the School Nurse will done for the above grades if the MD has not documented height, weight, vision, hearing & scoliosis. Physical exams are good for one year from the date of exam. Sports Physicals will take place before each sport season after school at 3pm in the nurse's office by our school MD, this is for student's that do not have a current physical on file and want to participate in our school sports programs. These dates will be made available to 7th and 8th graders prior to each season.

Student's that fail to submit a mandatory physical may be required to have an in school physical by the School MD at the district's discretion so that we may be in compliance with NY State.

Immunization:

When your child receives immunizations, please remember to send an updated legal MD or clinic record to the Nurses's Office. All student's are required to have their immunization record's on file in the Nurse's Office prior to September 1st.

New York State  Immunization Requirement's for School Entrance are as follows:

  • Diptheria Toxoid Containing Vaccine: 5 or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years or older: A Tdap Booster is due when student turns 11 years old.
  • Polio (IPV or OPV) 4-3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years old
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B: 3 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): 2 doses
  • Meningococcal: 1st dose required prior to the start of 7th grade

   IF YOUR CHILD IS MISSING ANY REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS, THEY ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT THE RCDOH IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN POMONA. PLEASE CALL 845-364-2520.