The Irvington Middle School is staffed by a Registered Professional Nurse. The school nurse has many important responsibilities which include: responding to staff and student emergencies, delivering first aid, assuring that students with acute and chronic illnesses are able to participate in their school program safely, completing mandated New York State health screenings, serving as members of the Committee on Special Education when appropriate and promoting a culture of health and wellness in the school. Health services are available to students during school hours (8:05am-3:20pm).
Students must secure a pass from a teacher before going to the nurse, except in an emergency that occurs between classes. If the nurse is not available, the student should go to the Main Office.
Immunization – New York State Public Health Law 2164 requires all children enrolled in school be immunized for poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B before entering school. Immunization for meningococcal disease is required at certain grade levels.
Physical Examination – A physical examination certificate shall be required of each child upon his/her entrance into school, and for grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Physicals are also required for all students prior to participating in interscholastic sports, and also for working papers. A physical for sports participation needs to be less than a year old at the start of the sports season.
Medication – Students are not allowed to possess or take medication in school unless directed by an authorized prescriber (MD, NP, PA). A written prescriber’s order, along with parent permission to administer the medication, must be kept on file with the school nurse. All medication is to be kept in the health office and taken only under the nurse’s care and direction.
School Accidents- The school will make every effort to prevent accidental injuries and to provide first aid as necessary. In case of an accident, parents will be called immediately. If parents cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called.
Should you have any questions relating to health services, please contact the school nurse at (914) 269-5350.