School Nurse/Health Office at the C. J. Hooker Middle School
41 Lincoln Avenue
Goshen, NY 10924
Fax: (845) 615-6313
NY State Department of
Health Immunization Requirements
If you do not provide proof of
immunization during registration, the school nurse will be in contact
with you shortly after your child enters school. If you do not have
insurance, there is a FREE immunization clinic available to all
residents. Please call the Orange County Department of Health for more
information at 845-360-6587. Appointments are required.
IF YOUR CHILD’S REQUIRED
IMMUNIZATIONS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY THE SCHOOL WITHIN THE FIRST 30 DAYS OF
THE START OF SCHOOL, YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND. The only
exceptions to this are if your child has a medical or religious
exemption from receiving immunizations. Medical exemptions need to be
updated each year.
All entering 6th graders
require a total of two varicella/chicken pox immunizations or proof
of immunity and one TDaP immunization.
Beginning Sept. 1, 2016,
students entering 7th and 12th grades must be vaccinated against
meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York State.
If you have questions please
call your school nurse’s office or your doctor.
By New York State Law, all
students in grade 7 and all new entrants into the school district MUST
have a recent PHYSICAL EXAMINATION done by their doctor or by the
nurse’s office. New students are also required to show proof of
immunizations prior to entering school.
Students are screened in school
for vision, hearing and scoliosis according the New York State mandates.
Parents/guardians will be notified of any findings on the screening that
would require medical follow-up by their family doctor. The state
Vision screening – All new
students of any age plus grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10
Hearing screening – All new
students of any age plus grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10
Scoliosis screening –
We make every attempt to keep
students in class for instruction time. Scoliosis screening is performed
during Physical Education classes.
Health Office visit
Students may come to the Health
Office for health information, advice, medical questions, illness,
medication administration, physical exams and assessments, care of
injuries or short rest periods for headache or minor discomforts.
Students who do not feel improved or are unable to attend classes will
be sent home.
All students may go to the
Health Office with permission and a pass/signed pass book from the
teacher of the class they are missing unless it is a genuine emergency.
If it is determined
that a child should be sent home, arrangements will be made through the
Health Office. Parents must report to the Health Office to sign out and
pick up his/her child in the event of an illness during the school day.
Students are not to call home to arrange their own dismissal.
Medications in school
Students may not carry or keep
medications on their person or in their locker or athletic bags with two
They must have a prescription
from the doctor filed in the Health Office giving administration
advisory and permission to carry. All other medications including
prescription, over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil,
Midol, sinus medications, eye drops, etc., must have a doctor's note and
be kept in the Health Office.
All medications must be in each
student's own original containers and properly labeled. The nurse will
store all medications and dispense from the Health Office as needed.
There are no stock supplies so the student must supply his or her own
bottles of medication.
New York State
Education Department regulations for internal medication, including
Medication must be brought
to school by a parent/guardian.
Medication must be in the
original container from the pharmacist.
School must receive written
instructions from the M.D. and parent.
Written permission for the
school to administer medication must be submitted by the
parent/guardian. You may use the form in the Health Office for your
convenience, or submit a written note from the M.D.
Medication will not be
administered unless the above regulations are followed. This
includes antibiotics, cough medicines, etc.
Students are not permitted
to carry their own medication, with the exception of an inhaler,
upon written orders from a physician. All other medications must be
submitted to the Health Office.
Parents are responsible for
picking up all meds on the last day of school. Medication that has
not been picked up will be disposed of properly immediately
following the last student day of attendance.
Please notify the Health
Office of any changes in your home, cell, business or emergency
leave from school
The School Nurse will phone
parents, when necessary, and assess and administer first aid should a
student become ill or injured in school. The nurse will transfer a
student to the emergency room via EMS ambulance should a higher level if
care be needed or if the parent can not reach the student in a
reasonable and safe amount of time. Students will be sent home ill or
injured by the nurse with either the parent or a responsible person
listed by the parent on the emergency card. Students can not be released
to other students to be transported home. Driving students will only be
allowed to drive themselves home if assessed to be safe to do so and
after notifying the parent and obtaining their permission. In the event
that a student is unable to drive, the parent or emergency contact
person should bring the child home. The student's vehicle may remain in
the parking lot while plans to pick up later are arranged. In some
situations, the school may be able to arrange emergency transportation
for a child who is well enough to go home.
Students are required by the
State Education Department to participate in Physical Education classes.
If not able to participate, a doctor's note with the specific
restriction and expected time period of restriction must be clearly
stated. Students should report to their PE teacher for each PE class for
attendance and receive a written packet to be completed in the library
and then placed in their teacher's mailbox. These packets must be done
in order to receive credits for the class. PE participation is mandatory
to meet graduation credit requirements. Students who have had a medical
exemption from PE/sports must have a written clearance to return to
participation in their PE class/sport.
An application for employment
must be filled out with social security number, signature of applicant
and signature of parent or guardian giving permission. The form must be
submitted with a health certification obtained at the health office. One
set of working papers are produced for ages 14-16 and a new set for ages
16-18. A recent physical (within one year) is a requirement for all
certificates. Physicals for working papers may be done in the Health
Office or by your family physician. For more information, contact the
A limited accident insurance
covers students during school hours as well as intramural and
interscholastic athletics (also PE programs) and is provided by the
Board of Education. This policy only supplements your own health
insurance coverage. Please be aware that the school coverage is
secondary. If you are injured while in school and have medical expenses,
they must be submitted through your insurance. For more information,
contact the Health Office.
Students/parents must fill out
a sports permission form, health questionnaire, emergency card and have
a current physical report (within the last year) on file in the Health
Office. All forms must be in the Health Office prior to tryouts or
students will not be able to participate.
Any student injured while
participating in a school activity should notify a teacher, coach,
advisor or nurse immediately, who will then complete an accident report.