Tori Davey, RN, School Nurse
Phone: 518-283-2500 ext. 235
School Attendance and Reporting Absence
A student’s absence or anticipated lateness must be reported to the Health Office or Main Office no later than 8:00 a.m. by calling 518-283-2500. You may call anytime to leave a message.
If your student has any type of illness please keep them home and contact the Health Office.
If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or is sent home due to COVID-19 symptoms to return they must have one of the following:
- A note from their health care provider with an alternate diagnosis clearing them to return to school.
- Negative PCR COVID test.
One of the following must be submitted to the Health Office prior to returning and approved by the School Nurse.
Medication in School
Students should not transport or carry medications with them in school. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medications. A parent or guardian must bring in medication which will be kept secure in the Health Office. A doctor’s order and parent’s written permission are required for medication administration in school.
La Salle Institute follows immunization requirements
established by the NYS Health Department, which are consistent with the most current childhood and adolescent immunization recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Please see your child’s physician for questions about immunizations.
- All 6th grade students must submit proof of one TDap vaccine when they turn 11 years of age.
- All 7th grade students must submit proof of Meningococcal vaccine prior to starting 7th grade.
- All 12th grade students must submit proof of their second Meningococcal vaccine prior to starting 12th grade.
If your child is injured and unable to participate in physical education class and/or sports, a note from a physician must be submitted to the Health Office. The note should indicate the reason, time restrictions and limitations. A release note from a physician must be provided to the Health Office once your child is approved to resume activity.
New York State Law requires physicals for students before entering grades 7, 9, 11 as well as all new students regardless of grade.
Physical exam reports must be dated within one year prior to the start of the school year, and no later than 30 days after entering school. Please be sure all physicals are completed on the below required NYS form.
All students need to be approved/cleared to play school sports by the School Nurse prior to tryouts. Paperwork for Student Athletes must be uploaded in FamilyID by the first day of try outs/practices. Physicals must be dated within one year of start of the sport season.
All Student Athletes must be registered in FamilyID and have a physical uploaded to their profile.
Any student athlete who is believed to have sustained a concussion must be immediately removed from all athletic activities. They cannot participate in athletic activity until they have been symptom free for 24 hours, have been evaluated by a licensed physician and have provided a doctors note to the Health Office.
Mandated Health Screenings
The State of New York mandates that health related screening be completed in our schools each year. The requirements are as follows:
- Vision Screening: All new students and students in grades 7 and 11.
- Hearing Screening: All new students and students in grades 7 and 11.
- Scoliosis: Girls in grade 7 and boys in grade 9.
If there are any unusual findings, or cause for concern, the school nurse will contact you. In the event that additional evaluation is needed, a referral form will be sent home for you to take to your private health care provider.