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HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Welcome to the ICC Health Services Webpage

Ichabod Crane is committed to promoting healthy life styles and productive academic achievement for all students. As part of our mission, we offer all K-12 students health services through school based Registered Professional Nurses and a Physician Medical Board.
Services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Individual health assessments and first aid intervention.
  • Individual health guidance and counseling.
  • Individual ongoing health monitoring; i.e., diabetes, asthma, severe allergies.
  • Medication administration
  • Health screenings: vision, hearing and scoliosis
  • School based physicals: scheduled throughout the school year with the medical board physicians.
  • Maintenance of student health and immunization records in our data base.
  • Development of individualized health care and emergency plans for students with special health considerations.
  • Liaison and outreach with community service agencies outside health providers.

SCHOOL PHYSICIAN MEDICAL BOARD

Neal Baillargeon, MD (Chairman)
Stephen Krizar, MD
William Murphy, MD


Keeping Our School Community Healthy

In an effort to help keep our school community healthy, the district wants to share some reminders, as well as helpful information from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here at school, we are taking our regular cold and flu season precautions to avoid the spread of illness. This includes disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and reminding our students and staff to wash their hands often.

As a safeguard to themselves and the other students, a child should be kept at home if he/she shows any of the following symptoms:

  1. Flushed face or other sign of high temperature
  2. Running nose, cough, sneezing
  3. Sores around the mouth
  4. Skin rash or peeling
  5. Swollen glands

Please keep the school informed as to any contagious disease your child may have. Whenever your child is absent, please call the attendance office.

Children will be excluded from school for the following:

  1. Temperature of 100 or above
  2. Suspected head lice, live lice or nits (lice eggs)
  3. Suspected scabies and/or unidentifiable skin rash
  4. Suspected conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  5. Suspected impetigo (infected sore)
  6. Vomiting
  7. Diarrhea

Parents or guardians will be notified, when possible. We will call someone listed on the Emergency Card when unable to reach parent or guardian. Please have a plan in place for transportation for your child to be taken home. *Children will not be allowed to return home on the school bus when they are ill.

*Students should not return to school until the symptoms (such as vomiting, diarrhea, and fever) have subsided for a full 24hrs.

If your physician has prescribed an antibiotic, they may return when they have received a full 24 hr. dose of the medication. Students who have been sent home with any signs of a skin rash, pink eye or impetigo should return with a doctor note stating they are “non-contagious and may return to school.”

Your cooperation will be appreciated. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns 518-758-7575, ext 5041. Thank you.

Download as a letter from Jo-Ellen Estabrook-Pollack RN, ICC School Nurse Coordinator

Flu Guide for Parents


Revisions to NYS School Health Service Regulations effective July 1, 2018


HEALTH EXAMS & SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

  • Health examinations will be required for new entrants and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11
  • Vision screening for color perception, distance, and near vision acuity will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school
  • Distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11
  • Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11
  • Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys
  • Changes for screening grades are not effective until 7/1/18 and will not be implemented until the 2018-2019 school year.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Students entering 6th grade will require *2 additional immunizations:

• *Tdap

• *2nd dose of Varicella - A health care provider’s signed medical record indicating the student had varicella disease is acceptable proof of immunity.

Students who are entering 6th grade and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap).

Students who are 10 years old and entering 6th grade will not be required to receive the Tdap until they turn 11 years old. At that time they must provide documentation of a booster dose of Tdap or provide proof of an appointment for the booster dose within 14 days.

Students entering 7th & 12th grade:
• Students entering Grade 7 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.

Students entering Grade 12 must have either:

  • 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16
  • 1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16

Please call (518) 758-7676 ext., 5041, if you have any questions or concerns.

Resources:

Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents (espanol)


United States Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration drug disposal

For information regarding disposing of unused medicine, click here.