Physicals: New York State Education Law requires a Health Appraisal (Physical Exam) to be provided for each new entrant, as well as for all students in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. It is strongly encouraged that you child has this exam done by your private healthcare practitioner and then give your school nurse a copy of the exam. If you are unable to take your child to their regular physician, the school can provide your child with a physical done by the school's MD or NP during the regular school day at sometime during the school year.
Medications: Nurses can only give students medication during school (including over-the counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil) if there is an order from your child's healthcare provider on file with the school nurse along with your signed consent. This authorization needs to be completed annually. It is your responsibility to provide the proper documentation, medication, and any medically necessary supplies to the school nurse.
Immunizations: Immunizations are important to your child’s health. Please make sure your child is up-to-date with his/her immunizations and that you give the school nurse a copy of the immunization record each time a vaccine is given. A chart of the required immunizations for each grade level is on the right for your reference.
Health Screenings: There are health screenings that are required at certain grade levels. These include vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings. If you submit a health appraisal (physical exam) for your child and a required screening has not been documented, the school nurse will complete the screenings during school. You will only be notified by the school nurse if the findings are abnormal. Please refer to the chart on the right for the screenings that are required at each grade level.
Student Weight Status Category Reporting: Every other year in January (even calendar years only) our district is required to report to the New York State Department of Health information about our students' BMI and weight status groups. Only summary information is sent for grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 7, and 10 of the prior school year. No student names or individual information is sent. However, you may choose to have your child's information excluded from this survey report. The form for exclusion must be submitted to your child's school nurse by January 10 and it is located on the right for your convenience.
When calling the Nurses Office, please call the School District at (845)-838-6900 and when prompted please enter in the 4 digit extension as follows:
Beacon High School: Sandy Grohosky, Health Clerk x3229 /Jacqueline Del Bene, RN x3099
Glenham Elementary School: Aida Kuka, RN x5010
JV Forrestal Elementary School: Alta Clary, LPN x5610
Rombout Middle School: Debbie Plass, Health Clerk x4172 / Amber Klemann, RN x4133
Sargent Elementary School: Fiona Robinson, LPN x4510
South Avenue Elementary School: Christine White, RN x5310
District Nurse Manager: Hannah Aakjar, RN x3037 or (845) 849-5059