Welcome to ESMCSD Health Services, our district's site for information about health requirements for your child. Under 'Important Links' on this page, you will find links for the various requirements New York State has for our students. ESMCSD Forms can also be obtained through these links for your convenience. Once these forms are completed, they should be brought to the nurse's office in your child's school.
Nurse Contact Information by School
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.
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.
New York State Education Law requires all students entering grades PreK - Kindergarten, one, three, five, seven, nine and eleven, as well as all new entrants to the district, have a physical examination.
SPORTS PHYSICALS SHOULD BE PERFORMED ON OR AFTER JUNE 1ST to be considered valid for the upcoming school year and are required each year a child desires to participate in sports.
All physicals should be done on the Health Examination Form located under Health Forms on this page. Other forms may not be accepted as they frequently do not include required information. The same form is now used for both Regular School Physicals as well as Sports Physicals.
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or “BMI”. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If our school is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.
If you would like your child's information excluded from the report, please download the form from the link below and return it to the school nurse in your building.
New York State requests that all students enrolling into kindergarten or first grade in a public elementary school present a dental health certificate. This certificate must contain a comprehensive dental examination. The form can be downloaded under Health Forms on this page. Please bring the form to your dentist and return the completed form to the school nurse in your building.
It is strongly recommended that all medications that can be given outside school hours, without deleterious effects to the child, should not be administered during school hours. If your child has to take a prescription or over-the-counter medication during the school day, the following procedure is necessary:
- 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 with written permission from the parent / guardian of the student. The appropriate form for this purpose is enclosed. (This includes all medications such as prescription drugs, medicated cough drops, ear drops, ointments, Advil and Tylenol).
- The physician’s order can be on a prescription or they can complete the bottom half of the attached Administration of Medication in School form. This information must include:
- Diagnosis or condition being treated
- Dosage, frequency and route of medication
- Information regarding the drug, such as it’s use and possible side effects
- Physician’s name, address telephone number and license number
- The medication must be in its original container (bearing a pharmacy label). Pills placed in an envelope or separate container cannot be administered.
- The medication will be kept in the School Nurse’s office in a locked cabinet.
- Only medication delivered to the School Nurse by the parent/guardian will be accepted.
All appropriate forms and medications will be accepted in the Nurse’s Office beginning the first day of school. All medications must be picked up at the nurse’s office prior to the last day of school or they will be discarded.
Self-Medication (Grades 7-12)
Students who request permission to carry their own medication on campus or keep their medication in a PE locker MUST complete the Self-Medication Form in addition to the regular Medication Authorization form. Both forms are available under Health Forms on this page.