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Nurse's Office

CONTACT:

Solvay Middle School Health Office
Suzanne Shanahan 
sshanahan@solvayschools.org
School Nurse
P: (315) 484-1413
F: (315) 484-1444

 
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
New immunization requirements for 6th grade

Students entering grade 6 - 12 in September 2014 must receive the Tdap shot before the opening day of school. This is required by NYS due to the increase in pertussis cases (whooping cough).  In addition, 6th graders will need proof of 2 doses of the varicella vaccine and 3-4 doses of the polio vaccine.  Please contact your child's health care provider now to schedule an appointment to update his/her immunizations.  

MODIFIED SPORTS

Fall sports will begin in September.  7th & 8th graders may still sign up for cross-country, football and soccer. A current physical exam report is required. Contact the Athletic Director, John Dippold, at 484-1400 for further information. 

A physical exam once during the school year qualifies a student to participate in the entire year of sports.  Students may present a physical exam report from their private physician or have a sports physical done at school free of charge.

NEW CONCUSSION POLICY

As of July 1, 2012, any student athlete or student injured during Physical Education class or during recess who appears to have the possibility of a concussion must be removed from play until they are symptom-free for 24 hours AND have been examined and cleared by a physician.  This is New York State law.

Please encourage healthy habits in your family to prevent illness.  These include frequent handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and staying home, away  from others when you are ill. 

New entrants, 5th and 7th graders will be screened for vision and hearing.  Students in grades 5-8 are screened for scoliosis.  Parents will be notified if a referral for further evaluation is needed. 

Physicals are now required in grades 4 and 7 and for all new entrants to the Solvay District. This can be done by your private physician or Dr. Triana when he is here in December and March.  The physical exam report must include BMI and weight status classification. School districts will also be requesting a dental certificate for 4th & 7th grade students. 

A  reminder about medication - all medications given at school require a doctor's order, parent permission and medication brought to school in original labelled container. This includes over the counter meds. 

7th & 8th graders may participate in modified interscholastic sports.  Sign up forms are available in the Health Office or attached below.  All other health related forms can be found under "Parent Resources" on the District home page.

Please call me at 484-1413 if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health. Have a safe and healthy year.

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Solvay Union Free School District
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111


www.solvayschools.org

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