Hancock Central School District News Article

2022-2023 Health Exam Requirements

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Wildcat logo (file)New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. The examination must be completed by a New York State-licensed physician, physicians’ assistant or nurse practitioner and noted on the Required NYS School Health Examination Form.
 
  • A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when your child first starts at the school, and when your child starts grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. If a copy is not given to the school within 30 days, the school will contact you.
  • If your child has an appointment for an exam during this school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.
  • For your convenience, a physical exam form for your health care provider is enclosed.
  • Communication between provider and school health staff is important for safe and effective care at school. Your healthcare provider may not share health information with school health staff without your signed permission. Please talk to your provider about signing their consent form for the school at the time of your child’s appointment for the examination.  
 
A few other reminders for the school year:
  • No medications can be administered at school without a written order from the physician. This includes over-the-counter medications, lotions, creams, etc. Medication-authorization forms are available in the school’s health office.
  • Please do not send your child to school when they are sick or have a temperature of 100.0 or more. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the help of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin, before they may return.   
  • If your child is going to be late or absent, please call the health office and let us know.
 
All HCSD health forms are available under the "Links" section of this online page: https://www.hancock.stier.org/hancockelementaryschool_home.aspx 

We are looking forward to a great school year!
 
School Nurse: Jennifer Hunt, RN MS/HS Health Office 607-637-1310
Cindy Alderman, LPN Elementary Health Office 607-637-1220
Fax: 607-637-1229

Posted 7/11/2022

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