Fabius-Pompey Elementary School Health Office
Denise McAndrew, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.
Covid 19 Protocols
Your student will be sent home when presenting with any of the following:
Fever 100 degrees or greater, persistent cough, persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, persistent headache, sore
throat, persistent runny nose, fatigue/body aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, and or swelling
or rash to hands or feet.
Your student will need a follow-up with a Covid-19 test per NYS Dept of Health
If you keep your student home for the day due to ANY of the ABOVE SYMPTOMS, it it REQUIRED by
NYS Dept of Health that they get an evaluation by their primary health care
provider with documentation of a COVID-19 screen PRIOR to
returning to in-person school.
Students with a negative Covid-19 test result can return to school IF symptoms are improving AND they
are fever free for at least 24 hours with out the use of fever reducing medications WITH
* a note from the health care provider indicating the test was negative
* a copy of the Covid-19 test result
PRIOR to their return to in person learning!
If your child (student) tests POSITIVE, a copy of their release from isolation must be sent in to
the school health office PROIR to their return to in person learning. If this was not
recieved, the Onondaga County Health Dept asks that the parent call 315-435-2000 to get a
copy of the order.
These protocols are subject to change per guidance of the NYS Dept of Health.
New York State Education Department mandates for Health Examinations:
NYSED requires a physical examination for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 as well as annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE).
Health Care Tips
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Wear your mask.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and or cough.
- Try to keep your hands away from your face and eyes. Cold and flu viruses enter the body through your nose, eyes and mouth.
- Do not come to school when you have one or more of the abouve Covid-19 symptoms and call your health care provider.
- Wear sunscreen when you go outside. Wear insect repellent as instructed with assistance of an adult.
- Wear your helmet when riding a bicycle or skiing/snowboarding.Remember to eat healthy foods, drink plenty of fluids, exercise daily, and get the proper amount of rest at night.
- Get plenty of rest/sleep at night.
- Eat healthy foods!
- Exercise daily and try to get outside and play!
According to New York State Law, nurses are restricted from giving any internal medication except on written directions by the physician of a pupil. This includes all medications such as aspirin, nose drops, decongestants, antibiotics, etc. If your child needs to take medicine during school hours, please have your doctor send a written note stating the child's name, the name of the medication, the amount of medicine to be taken, the hour it is to be given, and the date the medication is to be stopped.
Health Appraisal Form Part 2
Health Examination Form
American Academy of Pediatrics and Head Lice
CDC Tick information
Is it a common cold or the flu?
NASN Head Lice Information
Dental Certificate- optional
Medication Authorization Form
Zika Virus Fact Sheet