Health Office

Tori Davey, RN, School Nurse
Phone: 518-283-2500 ext. 235
Fax: 518-283-9623

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.

Health Forms


COVID-19 Procedure

If your student has any type of illness please keep them home and contact the Health Office.

If your child tests potivie for COVID-19 please contact the Health Office immediately.

If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or is sent home due to COVID-19 symptoms to return, one of the following must be submitted to the Health Office and approved by the School Nurse:

- A note from their health care provider with an alternate diagnosis clearing them to return to school.
- Negative PCR or Rapid COVID Test (Lab perfomed test or at home test)

Returning to School Following a COVID-19 Diagnosis

You may return to school after completion of a mandatory 5 day quarantine providing that you meet the following criteria:
**your date of return will be determined by the school nurse or administration

  • You have no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • You have resolution of all symptoms or, if still experiencing minor residual symptoms, then all symptoms are improving
  • You do not have rhinorrhea (runny nose)
  • You have no more than minimal, non-productive cough (i.e. not disruptive and the cough does not prevent you from continuously wearing your mask and you are not coughing up phlegm)
 
You must be able to consistently and correctly wear a WELL-FITTING face mask, or a higher level mask such as a KN95 mask while at school. The mask should fit with no air gaps around the edges. 

  • Face masks should be well-fitting, disposable, non-woven masks. 
  • Other face coverings including cloth masks are NOT allowed except as part of a double masking with a disposable mask underneath
 
Individuals under this policy must continue to stay at home, take precautions to avoid household transmission, and observe other required elements of isolation while not at school until the end of a 10-day period. 

Individuals may not participate in any extra-curricular, after-school activities/sports until the end of a 10-day period. 

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.


Immunization Requirements

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.


Injuries

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.


Physicals

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.


Student Athletes

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.


Concussion Information

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.

Upon reciving medical clearance from your child's physician your son/daughter will then be referred to the Athletic Trainer to follow the NYS Return to Play Protocol. 


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.