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Northport Middle School

Nurse's Corner

Mrs. Fiorito, School Nurse, 262-6755
Fax: 262-6601

NO STUDENT will be permitted to carry or take and medication on his or her own (Including medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, or other prescriptions or over the counter medications). A completed "Administration of Medication in Schools" form must be completed by your family physician and submitted to the school nurse for any medication needed by your child during the school day.

The school physician will be at NMS on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  He will be completing physicals on all students wishing to play a spring sport that do not have a physical completed within the last year, and are unable to obtain one from their private physician before spring sports.  Please see the nurse if you want to be seen by the school doctor so you can be screened beforehand.

7th and 8th grade spring sports (boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, boys and girls track and boys tennis,) begin on Monday March 27.  Sign-up will begin on Monday March 20 in the nurse’s office during 7th and 8th grade lunch periods only.   Even if you have already been cleared for another sport this year, you must sign up in the nurse’s office and receive a form to be completed by a parent or guardian.

All forms are due to the nurse’s office by Friday March 24 in order to be cleared to begin sports on Monday, March 27.  Anyone not cleared by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27 will not be able to try out until Tuesday, March 28.

Scoliosis Screenings:  New York State law requires that all children between the ages of 8 and 16 years of age 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 current school year.  I will begin screening the up and coming week and will continue into the new year.  The chance of your child having scoliosis is very slight, 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.

Just a reminder- Any student who had a medical excuse from gym due to an injury, must submit a Doctor's note to clear the student.  This will allow the student to participate in gym or sports during the upcoming year.  The Doctor can fax the clearance to 262-6601 or the clearance can be brought into the Nurses's office.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the nurse, Denise Fiorito, at   (631) 262-6755.

Medication- Students may not carry any medication on them during the school day.  Please do not send Tylenol, Motrin, or any other over the counter or prescription medication in with your child.  Inhalers may be carried only if there is an order from the doctor in the health office for your child to self-carry. All medications, including Tylenol or Motrin, must be kept in the Health Office. If your child needs medication during the school day, please contact me for the appropriate forms or you can download them from the school website.  Parents are to bring all required medications in to the health office - students are not to bring in any medication 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 NMS 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 call me at 262-6755.

Denise Fiorito, R.N.
Phone: 262-6755
Fax:      262-6601