bears                     Mrs. Donna Winans, RN
                                                                                                                            phone: (716) 778-6374
                                                           fax: (716) 778-6363

    A huge thank you to the Newfane Lion's Club for screening our student's vision in November. Almost half of our students were screened! Results have been shared with our families.

    Brand New State Requirements for 2018 - 2019 School Year:
    Includes changes in the timing of required health examinations and screenings, forms that may be used and immunization requirements
    • Physical exams will be required for all new entrants into the School District, Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 1. They are also required annually for interscholastic sports, working papers as needed and as required for an evaluation process for The Committee on Special Education or Committee on Pre-School Special Education.
    • Requirements for health providers able to complete the physical exams are unchanged and the health examination must be provided within 30 days of attendance of the required grade entry.
      • There is a New York State approved form that must be used for all student physical exams done after July 1, 2018. For the 2018-2019, there is some leeway to allow physicians to become compliant with the new form. Beginning September 2019, ONLY the required form will be accepted. 
    • Dental certificates will be requested at the same intervals as the required physical examinations.
    • Required health screenings for vision and hearing have changed to the same years as required health examinations. Scoliosis screenings have changed to being required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys. As always, if a referral is indicated by your child's screening findings, you will receive written notification.
    • Immunization requirements continue to bring all grade levels into compliance with the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.



                 Niagara County Department of Health offers

      Immunization Clinics
        3rd Tuesday & 1st Thursday of every month
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    67 Saxton Street, Lockport
    Call 278-1903
    to schedule an appointment
    *Bring a copy of your child's immunization records- if you do not have one call your doctor or school nurse*          
    2018 - 2019
    thermometer  FLU SEASON is here...
    The flu vaccine is still the single most effective way to protect you from influenza.
    The best way to reduce the severity of the flu is to start an antiviral medication early. They work best when started within 2 days of the start of symptoms.
    The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when you are ill. 

    EVD68 poster Sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to decide whether to send children to school when they wake up with symptoms of an illness or complaints that they do not feel well.  In general, during cold and flu season, unless your child is significantly ill, the best place for them is in school where they have all already been exposed to the same germs and where they are less likely to expose other more vulnerable people, like the very young or very old.  Remind your children to discard used tissues promptly, not to share personal items, to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, to keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands thoroughly and often with soap and warm water. However, there are some situations in which it is best to plan on keeping your child home for a day to rest or to arrange for an appointment with your health care provider.

    When should my child stay home from school due to illness?

    Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. 
    (Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol or Motrin.)  A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher.

    Child is too sleepy or ill from an illness, like vomiting and/or diarrhea


    Bad cold, with discolored nasal drainage & cough, accompanied with a fever.
    Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school) 

    Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth