Welcome to the Starpoint Intermediate Health Office!
My name is Mrs. Luke and I am your school nurse. My goal is to oversee your child's well-being while at school. This includes taking care of minor ailments (bumps, bruises, paper cuts, etc.) as well as following proper protocol in case of a more serious issue.
What appears below is vital information regarding your child's health at Starpoint Intermediate School. Feel free to contact the Health Office with any questions during regular school hours at: 210-2130. The fax number is 210-2131. E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also be advised, due to confidentiality regulations, many health care providers will no longer FAX medical information to the school. It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to provide the Health Office with required documentation of any kind.
ALL MEDICATION MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE YEAR OR IT WILL BE DESTROYED.
If your child will be needing medication in school (over-the-counter and/or prescription), an "Authorization for Administration of Medication" form must be completed by the parent/guardian and physician. (See second Related File Link below.) This is to be returned to the Health Office by the parent/guardian along with the medication in its' original container. Only inhalers and Epi-pens may be carried by the student once proper consent is obtained. Until the consents are received, your child will not be able to receive or self-administer medication in school.
All medication forms are available in the Health Office or, can be downloaded from the Related File Link located at the bottom of this page. Please note all medication forms expire on June 30th of a school year. A parent/guardian is required to pick up any remaining medication at the end of the school year. Medication is not stored over the summer.
As of July,1st 2018 New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering K,1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade.
For Regan Intermediate grades 3rd and 5th require a physical. They must be dated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the school year in which they are required.
NEW ENTRANTS: a copy of a physical is required to be sent in within 30 days of entrance. The physical must be dated no more than 12 months prior to the date of entrance.
If your child has an appointment for an exam during the school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify your child's Health Office with the date.
"Health Appraisal" forms may be obtained from the Health Office or, downloaded for your convenience. (See first Related File Link below.)
*Effective September 1, 2008, New York State Education Law requests a dental form for each new student entering the District, K, 1st,3rd,5th,7th, 9th and 11th grades. (See third Related File Link below for a copy of the Dental Form)
Additional Information for the Parents/Caregivers of 4th Grade Students
Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s health examination for mandated years. This would be third amd fifth grade. Our school will be reporting to the New York State Department of Health information about our student’s weight status group. 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. Please check the district tab on the website under required annual notifications for more information.
UPDATE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
At the beginning of the school year you will receive a demographic form to review and update for the current year. You will be asked for several phone numbers should we need to contact you or someone you trust. Your child will only be released from the Health Office to people on your list. Please keep the Intermediate Office (with Ms. Bixby) updated if your emergency numbers change throughout the school year. This form is vital to your child's safety should he/she become ill, injured or there is an emergency.
VISION, HEARING, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, SCOLIOSIS
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION
Students in grades 3 and 5 will have their vision and hearing tested during the school year.
Fourth grade screenings will be done at parent request, teacher request, if not provided on a current physical or follow up to an existing problem.
Scoliosis screening is checked yearly by the School Nurse, for girls in grade 5.
Any problems noticed will be rechecked by the school physician or nurse practioner.
Should any concerns be discovered, a written Health Referral will be sent to your home for your and your primary care physician to review.
INFORMATION FOR PHYSICALS
ATTENTION Parents of 2nd and 4th Graders
As mandated by State Education Law, new registrants and students, in grade Three and Five must undergo a physical examination by a physician or health provider. Since your child’s physician is more familiar with your child it would be best to have him/her perform the physical. An acceptable physical is one performed after September 7th of the prior year. Please provide a copy to the health office.
Thank you for your prompt response.
Janet Luke R.N.