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Nurse Health Information

Mrs. Valestrand RN (AKA Nurse V.)

Hello, my name is Mrs. Valestrand and I am very pleased to be the nurse here at Blue Point Elementary School! Please find below some important health information. 

Physicals: Children in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades, and all new entrants are required to have a physical on file. Physicals are acceptable if administered not more than 12 months prior to the commencement of the school year in which they are required. If you are unable to obtain a physical for your child, they can be examined by our school physician, Dr. Donatelli. The examination will take place in my health office


Immunizations: New York State mandates immunizations for all students without a religious or medical waiver. These requirements are frequently updated by the State. Your child’s immunization record must be BOTH signed and stamped by your physician in order to meet the state standard. For a list of current requirements, please see the link below. 


Health Screenings: Kindergarten students and all new entrants will be screened for color perception, near vision, distance vision and hearing. Additional distance vision screening is required in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5; additional hearing screening is required in grades 1, 3, and 5. All 5th grade students are screened for scoliosis. If you suspect a problem please don't hesitate to contact me so we can evaluate your child. If I have a concern about any of the above screenings, I will contact you and request further evaluation. 


Medication: If a child needs any medication in the school setting, including over the counter medication, I will require a medication order from your physician which states the name of the medication, the dosage, the time/frequency to be given and the route. I will also need written parental permission to give the medication at school. The medication needs to be brought to school by an adult in the original packaging.


Ill children: If a student becomes ill at school, I will contact parents in the order in which they are listed in E-school. If I am unable to make contact with a parent, I will contact a person from the Emergency contact list. Please be sure to keep these numbers updated. We request that students who are too ill to benefit from instruction be kept home until they are well enough to return to school. We further request that students remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications. For the school setting, a fever is defined as 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater. If a student is being treated for a bacterial infection such a strep throat or pink eye, they must be on antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours before returning to school. 


Injuries: If your child is injured and may not participate in PE, I will need a note from their physician, stating the nature of the injury and the date they can return to play. Students will not participate in outdoor recess when they are sitting out of PE.

Absences: If your child will be absent please call the main office to let us know. All absences need a note upon a child's return to school.

If you have questions about any of this information or would like to speak to me about your child’s health, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Sincerely,
Monica Valestrand RN
631-472-6100 Ext 2050
Fax 631-472-6110
mvalestrand@bbpschools.org


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