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East Northport Middle School

Notes From The Nurse

All 7th grade students: New York State Law requires all 7th graders and new entrants have a physical examination by a New York State licensed physician. The physical must be completed within one year of the start of the upcoming school year. The physical may be performed by your family physician or by the school physician. The physical must include height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and scoliosis screening. If vision and hearing is not completed by your private MD, the school nurse will complete the screening.

The school physician will be conducting physicals at ENMS on Tuesday, October 23rd and various other times throughout the year. If I have not received a completed physical form for your student or have not heard from you, I will schedule your child for a school physical.

Early winter sports for 7th and 8th graders (Boys basketball, Girls Volleyball and Cheer) will begin on Monday, November 5th. Signups will be through Family ID –  you should have received an email for the registration process. Attached is the information. Online registration will begin on Friday, October 5th and close on Thursday November 1stIf your child would like to participate in a late winter sport  and needs a physical by the school physician please let me know so I can schedule them to see the school physician on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Students may not carry any medication on them that is not approved by me. Please do not send Tylenol, Motrin, inhalers or any other over the counter or prescription medication in with your child. If your child needs medication during the school day, please contact me for the appropriate forms to be completed by your child’s doctor.

All medication must be brought to the health office by a parent. Students are not to carry any medication to school at any time.

If your child is not feeling well-

Please check your child’s temperature if they are not feeling well. The CDC and the New York State Department of Health recommend that students and staff remain out of school for at least 24 hours after having a fever. Also note that students should be fever-free for 24hrs WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol and Motrin. The teachers and staff here at ENMS are working together to remind the students to wash their hands and to cover coughs and sneezes. Please report any diagnosed illnesses to me. Thank you for your cooperation in our attempt to keep our school a healthy, learning environment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
Thank you-
Rita Enright R.N.
Phone 262-6775
Fax 262-6898