East Northport Middle School
Notes From The Nurse
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
encourage your children to think about safety and wash their hands more
frequently. Please report any diagnosed illnesses to me. Thank you for your cooperation in our attempt to keep our school a healthy, learning environment.
7th and 8th Grade Late Winter Sports-
girls’ basketball, boys’ volleyball & wrestling Signups will be ONLINE through Family ID – you should have received an email for the registration process. Click to view information. Online registration will begin on Thursday, December 20th and close on Thursday January 17th
Try outs will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd. Please remember that even if you have already played a sport, you must be cleared for each individual sport.
If you haven't played a sport yet this school year, and are interested
in playing now, please see Mrs. Enright to make sure you have a physical
done within the last year on file in the health office. The school
doctor will be here on Tuesday, January15th to complete physicals for those who are still in need.
School Doctor - The school doctor will be here on January 15th for physicals. Any 7th grader who has not has the NYS mandated 7th
grade physical will be scheduled to see the doctor to fulfill this
requirement. Also, any student wishing to have a physical in order to
play a late winter sport needs to see me so they can be added to the
list and pre-screened. If your child has had a physical completed since
June 1, 2018, and I do not have a copy, please send it in so I can
update my files. This is a requirement only for the seventh grade
students, but helpful for all students in maintaining an accurate health
Scoliosis Screenings - New York State law requires that all girls in 7th
grade receive a scoliosis (curvature of the spine) screening
examination. Your child will not be screened by me if I have
documentation of a scoliosis screening done by your private physician
within the last year. I will also be screening any 7th grader who has not had blood pressure, vision (both far and near) and hearing documented on their private physicals.
will complete the scoliosis screening during Physical Education
period. The chance of your child having scoliosis is very small, but we
have a responsibility to find those few cases early. You will be
contacted only in the event that your child has a possible problem.
A small reminder about injuries-when as student sustains an injury and is given a 5 minute pass or a pass for assistance with books from the doctor, it is a privilege and should not be abused. The pass is to allow the injured student to get to their next class safely without the crowds in the halls.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
Rita Enright R.N.