All schools are obliged to enforce the requirements of NYS Public Health Law and State Education Department regulations. No child shall be admitted to school, or in the case of students entering from outside New York, be allowed to attend school in excess of 14 days without satisfactory written evidence that the child has been immunized. Prior to enrollment, all students in the seventh grade are required by NYS Public Health Law 2164 to have the Hepatitis B vaccine. For further information, please contact your child’s school nurse at the following phone numbers:
Eastport-South Manor Jr. Sr. High school
Dayton Avenue Elementary School
Eastport Elementary School
South Street Elementary School
Tuttle Avenue Elementary School
Additionally, effective January 1, 2005, NYS Public Health Law 2164 also mandates that students who will be enrolled in the sixth grade must be immunized against varicella (commonly known as “chickenpox”). Also, all children born on or after January 1, 2005, must be immunized against pertussis (commonly known as “whooping cough”) and tetanus for school entry and attendance. For additional immunization information, contact the NYS Department of Health Immunization at 518-474-1944 or 631-851-3081.
Medications may be administered in school only in compliance with New York State regulations. Medications will be given only with a written order from a licensed health care professional and the written permission of the parent/guardian of the student. A form is available from the school nurse for this purpose. The medication is to be in the original container, bearing a pharmacy label, and must be brought to the nurse’s office by a responsible adult.