School Nurse

"Students must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy."

 

School Health Services Staff

 

High School  Middle School Elementary School
Beth Koerner, RN Gemma Sutton, RN Lisa Rywalt, RN
Office:845-855-4616 Office:845-855-4140 Office: 845-855-4652
Fax: 845-855-2164  Fax: 845-855-4141 Fax: 845-855-4636
koernerb@pcsdny.org suttong@pcsdny.org rywaltL@pcsdny.org

This site will offer information pertaining to the general well being of all students.  There are a range of services required by New York State Education Department promoting optional health benefits to help ensure academic success. Please feel free to contact the nursing staff to assist will all questions and concerns.

Attendance

We believe that daily attendance is critical to success in school. It serves to foster responsible work habits that will apply to other school and work situations in later life. It is our belief that we can only achieve excellence in academics and maximize the learning process when the students are in school.

 The only legal/excused reasons for absences, as recognized by the BOE are as follows:

  1. Sickness or death in family,
  2. Religious observance or instruction (pursuant to Policy 5182),
  3. Approved school-sponsored trips,
  4. Quarantine,
  5. Required court appearances,
  6. Military obligations,
  7. Approved cooperative/work study programs,
  8. Dental/medical appointments that cannot be scheduled after school or weekends, and illness for which medical documentation may be required
  9. Impassable roads or weather making travel unsafe,
  10. Junior or senior visits to colleges with parent and counselor approval, not exceeding four days.
  11. such other reasons as may be approved by the appropriate building administrator.

Any other reasons given for absences from school will be considered an illegal absence.

 

REPORTING ABSENCES, LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY DISMISSALS

Please report your child’s absence, late arrival and early dismissal by emailing the appropriate school. The email serves as the parent note.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: phsattendanceoffice@pcsdny.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL: middleschoolattendance@pcsdny.org

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: parentnotes@pcsdny.org

 

Please be advised that unless an email is received by 8:30 am,  you will receive an automated phone call reporting your student’s absence.

 

When Is My Child Sick Enough To Stay Home From School?

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A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other students and staff.

Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if they have any of the following:

     -fever of 100.0 or above in the past 24 hours (May return to school when fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.)

     -vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours

     -chills

     -sore throat  *if diagnosed with strep throat, child must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours prior to returning to school

      -bad cold/flu symptoms including a runny nose, persistent coughing, body aches, headache

      -Head lice, until your child has been treated according to the nurse or doctor’s instructions

 

Please be sure your emergency contact numbers are updated in the event that your child becomes ill at school and needs to be picked up.