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
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 1st. If 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.
Rita Enright R.N.