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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.


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

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

Download the complete list of NYS required immunizations, here.

Meningococcal Vaccination Required for 2017-18 School Year

Beginning September 1, 2017, all 7th and 12th grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine (shot) in order to attend school.

Students entering Grade 7 in 2017 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.

Students entering Grade 12 in 2017 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

All documentation should be received by the school nurse by September 1, 2017. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.


Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents (espanol)

Meningococcal Information Sheet
Meningococcal Poster (English)
Meningococcal Poster (Spanish)

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

For information regarding disposing of unused medicine, click here.