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LCSD Health Services

CONTACT

Sandy Koch, RN BSN
Elementary School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 1113

F:  (607) 533-4829

Kelly Bell, RN BSN
Elementary School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 1113
F:  (607) 533-4829

Diane Marabella, RN BSN
Middle School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 2140

F:  (607) 533-4851

Tracie Larkin, RN
High School Nurse

P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 3111
F:  (607) 533-3546

RECENT LEGISLATION June 2019

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.

Statement on Legislation Removing Non Medical Exemption for School Vaccination Requirement


FAQ to Legislation Removing Non Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements




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MEASLES INFORMATION





Some areas of the country, including New York State, are currently experiencing a measles outbreak.

Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

CDC info on Measles and the vaccine to prevent it...



Measles information

NYS Dept of Health...Get the Facts about Measles


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Send Them Or Keep Them Home? ..........Tips From the School Health Office

Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”

This is not always an easy question to answer! We hope that these tips can help!

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

Children must feel well to learn. Please use your best judgement and keep your child home if he/she has:
  • Fever in the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
  • Head lice – until the lice has been treated 
If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. It is essential that your child’s teacher have a phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the year, please notify your child’s teacher immediately.

Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.