Fabius-Pompey Middle-High School Health Office
Patricia Feeney, R.N.
Rose Langey, Teaching Aide/Attendance Clerk
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; working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE).
- Stay at home if you are sick with a fever over 100 degrees, persistent cough and or sore throat, body aches, chills, headache, fatigue, vomiting and or diarrhea. Stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours without using ibuprofen or tylenol.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze, and throw it away.
- Try to keep your hands away from your face and eyes. Cold and flu viruses enter the body through your nose, eyes, and mouth.
- Stay away from crowds when people in your community have any type of the flu!
- When you have cold or flu symptoms, clean and disinfect telephones, door handles, keyboards, and light switches
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, rubbing the hands together for 20 seconds and rinsing with water. Dry hands with a paper towel and throw it away. Proper and frequent handwashing is your best protection against disease.
- Stay Healthy: Drink plenty of fluids, exercise at least 30 -45 minutes a day, eat 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, and get the proper amount of rest at night. These simple steps can help your immune system fight off common diseases
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.
7th and 12th graders need the Meningococcal Vaccine to start school this fall!
Please check with your health care provider.