School Nurse and Health Office Procedures
Welcome to the Caedmon School health services web page. The role of the school nurse is to support the overall well-being and academic success of our students. We are here to institute health and safety guidelines, provide first aid, assess illnesses, administer medication and assist in health education. In addition, we maintain medical records and health information in accordance with the requirements mandated by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Please find below a list of required forms and other information used by the health office at Caedmon. All forms for returning students must be updated yearly. Please call the nursing office if your are unsure of the date of your child’s last physical exam.
Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form
This form must be completed and signed by a licensed medical provider. This is best done at your child’s yearly “well” physical exam. In addition to the physical exam, an up-to-date immunization record must be attached. Medical forms must contain information from the most recent check-up, which must be within one year from the beginning of the school year. Updated forms are then required yearly. The Caedmon School strictly adheres to the New York State Department of Health mandate that children will not be permitted to attend school without a current medical form on file.
*Students who have medical or religious exemptions must provide the nurse’s office with the appropriate paperwork prior to the start of the school year.
This form must be completed and signed to allow the school nurse to administer medication at school. A parent or guardian will be notified prior to any medication administration from this list. This form will remain valid as long as your child is a student at The Caedmon School.
Consent To Emergency Treatment
A parent or guardian must sign this form in order to authorize The Caedmon School staff to provide emergency medical treatment in the event you cannot be reached. This form will remain valid as long as your child is a student at The Caedmon School.
Asthma Action Plan (If Applicable)
This form is to be filled out only if your child has been diagnosed with asthma. Treatment plans and emergency contacts are most important in completing this form.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan (If Applicable)
If your child is diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, the school requires this form to be on file.
Medication Administration Form (If Applicable- Please obtain paperwork from Health Office)
This form is required for any child who is to receive medication during school hours. Please note: All medications delivered to school must be delivered by an adult and given directly to the school nurse. Under no circumstances are children permitted to carry medication to school. This includes over-the-counter medications.
Children requiring medication to be administered during school hours must have his/her medication delivered to the school nurse, in original packaging with the prescription label attached.
The following is a list of reasons to keep your child home from school:
- Fever (a temperature of 100.4 or greater) within 24 hours of the school day
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea within 24 hours of the school day
- Excessive coughing, sneezing or runny nose
- Any questionable rash or open sore
- Any situation that prevents, or may prevent, your child from participating fully in school activities.
Please refer to The Caedmon School Handbook for further details regarding illnesses.
When Are Medical Forms Due?
The Caedmon School requires all students receive a physical exam yearly. Medical forms, signed by a licensed medical provider, with an attached immunization record, can either be mailed to school or dropped off at the front desk with the receptionist. Please note: ATTENTION SCHOOL NURSE
In order to ensure all health information is gathered accordingly, it is imperative that ALL forms are received by the start of the school year. As per New York State law, students who have not submitted medical forms will be prohibited from attending school until forms have been received. You must notify the school nurse in advance if you anticipate a delay in submitting the necessary paperwork.
Please return all forms to the attention of the SCHOOL NURSE. If your child is attending camp this summer, it may speed the process to have your health care provider fill out both sets of forms in one visit. Please note, pediatric offices are extremely busy this time of year. Therefore, please book appointments in a timely fashion.
We recommend you make copies of all completed forms for your records prior to submitting them to the health office.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Please do not hesitate to call the nurse’s office with questions or concerns. We are happy to discuss your child’s health needs. Wishing you all a healthy and happy school year!
Rosemary Frisaro-Kessler RN
Sonya Neis RN