School Health Office
Kelley Valentine, RN
Phone: (518) 273-1422, ext. 1
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Green Island Union Free School District seeks safe return to play for all athletes who are suspected of, or who have been diagnosed with a concussion
Physical exams must be done on all students who are new to the district, and students in Kindergarten, and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 per NYS law. If your child has had a recent physical by his/her own physician, please send in documentation. If a copy is not received, your child will be scheduled with our school physician for a physical. [form]
Vision screening is provided for students who are new to the district, and in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Hearing screening is provided for students who are new to the district and in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Scoliosis is screened for in those in grades 5-9. Referrals are made in accordance with screening results.
Medications administered at school must have:
Written order from physician including diagnosis, medication, dose, frequency and time for giving medication
Written request from the parent to administer medication as ordered
The original, labeled bottle from the pharmacy.
If over the counter medication (i.e., tylenol, motrin) parents must provided students own bottle with name labeled.
A new order and parental permission is required each school year and the medication must be delivered to the nurse by the parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to keep medication on them unless ordered by the physician for age appropriate students. This includes cough drops and OTC medications.
Illness during the school day
If your child becomes ill during the day, the nurse will notify parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian is unreachable the emergency contact person will be contacted. It is very important that we have current phone numbers for parent/guardians and emergency contacts.
Your child may need to stay home or will be sent home for the following signs/ symptoms:
Vomiting or diarrhea