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.
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 October 15th and
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 4th. Signups will be ONLINE through Family ID – you should receive an email for the registration process.
Information will also be on the ENMS Homepage. Registration dates will
be prior to the start of the sport. 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 October 15th.
- 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.