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Health Services



General Information
School Health Services takes a leadership role in assessing health risk factors and promotes resilience to ensure students achieve optimal health and well being.

A team comprised of a health services coordinator, school physician, school nurse teacher, school nurse practitioner, aide, and clerk work collaboratively with parents and the medical and school communities to address the medical, social, and educational needs of district children and youth in grades Pre-K through 12th.

All district schools have a knowledgeable, well-staffed and well-equipped health office which promotes healthy attitudes and behaviors while emphasizing preventive health care.

 

When Should my Child Stay Home?

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Emergency Information
Emergency information cards are sent home the first week of school. This card should be filled in immediately and returned to school. The information on this card will help us contact you in case of an emergency. It is important that you notify the School Health Office of any changes in information during the school year.

 

Dispensing of Medication
If a student must take medication in school during school hours, the medication must be in the original container, with the following information: date prescribed, student’s name, name of medication, dose, and time to be administered. A parental permission form and physician’s order must accompany all medication.

 

Health Screenings
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s School Health Services program supports your child’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way in which we provide care for your child is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. During the 2012-13 school year, the following required screening(s) or appraisal(s) will be completed at your child’s school:

Vision
Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing
Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Scoliosis
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 – 9.

Health Appraisals
A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten and in Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

In addition, the following certificate(s) will be requested:

Dental Certificate
A dental certificate for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the Health Office of the school your child attends and ask to speak to the School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 Immunizations
The immunization requirements chart is available below. In addition, on June 13, 2019, the Governor of New York signed into law legislation that eliminated religious exemptions for immunizations.  Please speak with the nurse’s office in the building your children attend if you have any questions. For more information download the NYS School Vaccination Parent Brochure.

Contact Health Services

Dr. James Thomas, School Physician

Phone: (845) 563-5474
Fax: (845) 563-5545

 

 

School Health Offices

SCHOOL NUMBER
Balmville (845) 563-8555
Fostertown (845) 568-6431
GAMS (845) 568-6411
Horizons (845) 563-3733
Meadow Hill (845) 568-6637
New Windsor (845) 563-3710
Temple Hill (845) 568-6482
Vails Gate (845) 563-7907
Heritage MS (845) 563-3760
South MS (845) 563-7022
NFA Main Campus (845) 563-5471
NFA North Campus (845) 563-8416

  

Health Screenings

Vision

Distance acuity and near vision for all newly entering students and students in grades PreK/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11. Color perception for all newly entering students.

Hearing
Pure Tone for all newly entering students and students in grades PreK/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11.

Scoliosis
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening take place in grade 9 for boys and grades 5 and 7 for girls.

Health Examination
A health examination takes place for all newly entering students and students in grades Pre-K/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.

Dental Certificate
A dental certificate for all newly entering students and students in grades Pre-K/K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. 



 

 

 

NEW YORK STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR ENTRANCE/ATTENDANCE

VACCINES PRE-K GRADES K-5 GRADES 6-11 GRADES 12
Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing
vaccine & Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td)
4 doses 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years or older or 3 doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year or older 3 doses 3 doses
Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing
vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
Not applicable Not applicable 1 dose 1 dose
Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) 3 doses 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was rec. at 4 years or older 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was rec. at 4 years or older 3 doses
Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) 1 dose 2 dose 2 doses 2 doses
Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses 3 doses 3 doses or 2 doses
of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15 years
Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine 1 dose 2 doses 2 doses 1 dose
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) Not applicable Not applicable 1 dose
(Grades 7-10)
2 doses or 1 dose if the dose was rec. at 16 years or older
Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate
vaccine (Hib)
1 to 4 doses Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV) 1 to 4 doses Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

 



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Balmville
845.563.8550
Fostertown
845.568.6425
Gardnertown
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GAMS Tech
845.563.8450
Horizons
845.563.3725
Meadow Hill
845.568.6600
New Windsor
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Temple Hill
845.568.6450
Vails Gate
845.563.7900
Heritage Middle
845.563.3750
South Middle
845.563.7000
NFA Main
845.563.5400
NFA North
845.563.8400
NFA West
845.568.6560