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Information for Parents


If your child is absent, please call the health office and send in a note when your child returns to school explaining the reason for the absence.  For your convenience you can also email the absence note to

Illness Guidelines: 

Your child must be fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication, before returning to school.  They should not return to school for 24 hours after vomiting, diarrhea, and treatment for contagious diseases such as strep throat and pink eye.

Medication at School: 

All medication, including over the counter, requires a written order from the healthcare provider and signed consent by the parent to be given at school.  The medication must be brought to school by an adult.  Never send medication to school with your child.

Vision and Hearing Screening: 

Students are screened annually in the fall for vision and hearing.  If your child does not pass the screening, you will be notified.  Please contact me any time during the school year if you have concerns about your child's vision or hearing.

Physical Exams: 

NYS requires physicals for children entering 3rd and 5th grade and those new to the district effective 7/1/18.  A physical done within 12 months of the start of the school year is valid.  Please send in a copy of your child's physical by October 15.


NY State Law, Section 2164, requires proof of immunization for school attendance.  The following must be given at ages and intervals in accordance with the ACIP schedule:

  • Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis - 4-5 doses, must receive a dose at age 4 or older
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella - 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
  • Polio - 3-5 doses, must receive a dose at age 4 or older
  • Varicella - Grade 3 - 2 doses, Grades 4 & 5 - 1 dose

Please check with your health care provider before the start of school to make sure your child has all the required immunizations for school.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  Thank you.

Brenda Melton
Office: (845) 677-4220 x. 4104
Fax: (845) 677-4213