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MS/HS Health Office

Middle School / High School Health Office

  • All incoming 6th graders are required to have a Tetanus and pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and a second dose of Varicella prior to the start of 6th grade. If your child has had a dose of Tdap after the age of 7, the booster dose is not required.
  • Additionally, all students entering 7th grade are required to receive one dose of the vaccine against meningococcal disease by September 1 of the new school year.  Meningococcal meningitis is a serious disease that can lead to death.
  • All students entering 12th grade are required to receive 2 doses of the vaccine against meningococcal disease by September 1 of the new school year.  The only teens that will not need a second dose before 12th grade entrance are those that received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.  Meningococcal meningitis is a serious disease that can lead to death.

Please check with your health care provider to make sure your child is up to date with their immunizations. As directed by New York State Public Health Law, children will be excluded from school if not fully immunized.

Those students requiring medication at school must:

  • Have a written order from a health care provider and written parent/guardian permission
  • Provide the medication in a labeled, original container

There is a link to the permission form

Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible for interscholastic sports. There are some requirements:

  • A current physical exam-within 1 year, must be on file in the Health Office
  • Students participating in a contact/collision sport must take the concussion baseline test
  • Students requiring “rescue” (an inhaler) or “emergent” (Epipen) medication must provide the medication and necessary written permissions
  • Students are to report any injury sustained at practice/event to the coach

Please keep the school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illness/diseases, new diagnoses or other conditions that might affect your child's school performance.

Thank you for your help! 

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