Medical Examinations

New York State Education Law requires a medical examination of children on entrance to school and at grades K, 2,4,7 and 10.  While a school physical is available to students in these grades, we believe it is in the best interest of your child’s health to have this examination performed by your family physician who has the history available and is able to administer the necessary immunizations. The forms for private physicals are available in each school’s nurse’s office.   An annual medical examination is recommended for all adults.

Medication may be administered during school hours only under the following conditions:
  1. The parent may come to the health office with the medication and give it to the child at the appointed time.
  2. A written prescription from the doctor has been received by the nurse, a written statement from the parent requesting administration of the medication is on file, and the medication is in a properly labeled original container. This rule also applies to non-prescription medications. Parents must pick up all unused medication before the last day of school or it must be discarded.
Medication During School Hours
Since September 2007, all students entering 6th grade who are at least 11 years old must provide proof of a Tdap booster (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis). If the child enters 6th grade at the age of 10, he/she must receive the shot when he/she turns 11. If a student has received a tetanus/diphtheria vaccine (Td, DT, or DTaP) within two years prior to entering 6th grade, he/she should not receive the booster until a period of 2 years has elapsed. That student must receive the booster at that time. All physician immunization records must be signed and stamped.

New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires that children attending public schools must be immunized against measles, rubella, polio, diphtheria, mumps, and hepatitis B. In addition, the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine is required for all children born on or after January 1, 1998 and all children born on or after January 1, 1994 who are entering the sixth grade. Children (up to their fifth birthday) enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program are required to show proof of immunization against Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). In addition, all children born after 1/1/05 will have to receive 3 doses of tetanus and pertussis before they may begin school. A signed, stamped certificate from a doctor listing these immunizations and the date given is required for admittance to school.
Building Phone Nurse
Lead Nurse 874-1546 Jacquelyn O'Donnell
William Floyd Elementary 874-1772 Denise Todaro
John S. Hobart Elementary 874-1248 Maureen Mackenzie
Moriches Elementary 874-1402 Teresa Ergul
Tangier Smith Elementary 874-1345 Tina Stone
Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary 874-1303 Kathy Collins
William Paca Middle School 874-1418 Constance Lawson
William Floyd Middle School 874-5555 Donna Moeller
High School East A-L 874-1139 Claire McCarthy
High School West L-Z 874-1259 Mary Alvar
William Floyd School District Nurses
Important Health Information
» Students Entering 6th Grade
» Kindergarten Immunization Letter
» Moriches Pertussis Notification Letter - NYS Resource for Pertussis
» New Child Passenger Safety Law
» H1N1 Flu Update
» Type A Influenza
» H1N1 Influenza Information Website
NOTICE: If your child’s health status changes during the course of the school year, it is IMPORTANT that you notify his/her school nurse so that we can accommodate any health needs that may arise. Please contact the nurse if your child begins or stops taking any medications, has surgery, or is diagnosed with any health condition.

NOTICE: All students who are entering 6th grade in September and are 11 years old by September 1st will require a Tdap vaccine before they will be allowed to start. If your child has already received the vaccine, please submit proof to his/her school nurse as soon as possible to avoid delay in approving your child to start 6th grade. If your child has not yet received the shot, please be advised that proof of vaccine must be submitted to the middle school nurse prior to the first day of school in order for your child to be able to begin 6th grade classes. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding this matter. Thank you. (click here for more information)
Student Forms
» Flu Season Letter to Parents (2014)
» Activity Form (Elementary)
» Activity Form (Secondary)
» BMI (Body Mass Index) Survey opt out letter
» Health Appraisal – Student Physical
» Medication Order Form
» Self-Medication Order Form