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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical forms for the 2023-2024 school year are due by Monday, August 14, 2023.
Please send your child/children's medical forms to [email protected], or mail them to school 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.
Individuals coming from 50 miles, or more, outside of the New York State border have 30 days to provide an updated medical form, signed and dated with an attached immunization record, to the school nurse. Additionally, please click here for information regarding New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.
Please report all illness absences to the school nurse at 212-879-2296 ext 311. You may also email the school nurse at [email protected].
In an effort to prevent the spread of illness at school, we ask that you keep your child home if he/she exhibits the following symptoms:
In an effort to protect the well-being of all our students, we rely on parents to be forthcoming with any/all pertinent information regarding health-related concerns.
A note from a physician is required if your child is unable to participate in recess, gym or movement class. Please provide the school nurse with the proper documentation when your child arrives at school.
Medication may be administered during the school day in accordance with the following guidelines:
The Caedmon School strictly adheres to the policies set forth by the New York State Department of Health.
The Caedmon School is a nut-aware school. Please do not send your child to school with any items containing nuts, including coconut. In addition, if your child has a medical necessity that requires bringing food from home, please provide the school nurse with the appropriate documentation (diagnosis etc.) from your child’s physician. Your child’s teachers will advise you regarding celebrations at school.
Please provide your child’s teachers with spare pants, socks, shirts and underwear. For a multitude of reasons, children soil their clothing while at school. For sanitary and emotional reasons, it is important that back up clothing is available to them. Additionally, crocks, and other backless footwear, are not appropriate and may be dangerous while worn at school. Sneakers are preferred. Please note, it is important to check the weather forecast each day to ensure your child is appropriately dressed. In cold weather children are required to wear hats, gloves and waterproof footwear when going outside.
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