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Fabius-Pompey Elementary School Health Office


Denise McAndrew, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.

 New York State Education Department now has new mandates with regard to 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).


Stay Healthy! Follow Our Health Care Tips!    

Health Care Tips
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • 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 a fever over 100 degrees or if you have vomiting and or diarrhea. Stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours without using ibuprofen or tylenol.
  • When you have cold or flu symptoms, stay away from crowds and disinfect telephones, door handles, keyboards, and light switches.
  • 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.


Important Information

Stay at home if you are sick with a fever, persistent cough and or sore throat, body aches, chills, headache, fatigue, vomiting and or diarrhea.

*Emails and phone messages are checked periodically throughout the day but only on school days during school hours.

All students who are 11 years or older entering 6th grade in the fall are required to have a Tdap immunization. Students who are 10 years old entering 6th grade need the vaccine on or after their 11th birthday.

All students entering the 6th grade are also required by NYS Dept of Health to show proof of varicella (chicken pox) immunization or doctor verification that your child has had the disease.

Notify health office of any changes in emergency contact information (home phone number, cell phone number and or address change).

ATTENDANCE POLICY-If your child is absent or tardy for any reason, you will need to call or email the nurse's office with the reason in the morning. However, my answering machine is always on and you may leave me a message at any time.

TARDINESS -When a student arrives at school after morning announcements he/she must report to the nurse's office before going to class.

EXCUSES - Legally, we must have written excuses concerning the reason a student was absent. All absences are considered illegal if no excuse is provided. If a parent emails me, I will use that email as the written excuse.

All new enterers, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th graders are required by NYS law to have updated proof of immunizations and a physical exam for that year. It is requested that parents/guardians send a dental certificate for those grades as well.

Healthy Web Sites for Children and Parents

Fire Safety
Healthy Foods
Parents - Health Information
Parents - Info and products for a healthier life
Swine Flu Information- CDC

Forms and Information Guides

Health Examination Form
Health Appraisal Form Part 2
EV-D68 virus
CDC Tick information
Is it a common cold or the flu?
American Academy of Pediatrics and Head Lice
NASN Head Lice Information
Head Lice
Dental Certificate- optional
Medication Authorization Form
Zika Virus Fact Sheet

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1211 Mill St
Fabius, NY 13063

Phone: (315) 683-5301

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