Nurses: Mrs. Martha Formato & Mrs. JoAnn Giordano-Milea
Secretaries: Mrs. Joan Busch (am) Mrs. Diane Colore (pm)
Phone: (516) 539-9454/539-9449 Fax (516) 539-0507
H. Frank Carey High School Health Office Memo
*Any student who needs to take prescription or over the counter medications at school must submit a completed “Authorization for the Administration of Medication” form. Students who need to carry their medications with them should also submit the “Self-Medications Release Form” in addition to the above. These forms must be completed by both a parent and a licensed healthcare provider and will be kept on file in the Health Office. Medications to be administered by the nurse must be delivered to the Health Office by an adult in the container dispensed by the pharmacy or if non-prescription, in the original container.
*New York State Education Law requires all new students and students entering 7th, 9thand 11thmust have a physical exam by a licensed healthcare provider no more than 12 months prior to school entrance. The physical exam should be presented to the nurse at the opening of school in September.
*Any student who sustains an injury or has a medical illness preventing or limiting their participation in Physical Education/Sports must submit a healthcare provider note to the nurse stating the diagnosis and the student’s restrictions from participation. A follow up note is required when the student can return to full participation such as gym and sports. All health care provider notes should be brought to the school nurse.
*A student who has sustained an injury requiring the use of crutches or needs to use the elevator in school must present a medical note from a New York licensed healthcare provider stating the diagnosis and the need for the use of crutches at school. Students are not permitted in school with crutches without this note.
*A Sport Physical Exam is required one time each school year for a student to play a sport. This examination should be recorded on the orange or white Health Examination form and can be completed by your private healthcare provider or our school doctor which is free of charge. The Student Health History section of this form must be completed and signed by the parent. Please keep in mind that the Physical Exam may not carry your child through the entire school year unless performed on or after June 1stof the current school year. Sports physical are given at LIJ in June and August. Additionally, a blue Athletic Health History/Permission form must be completed for each and every sport a student plays. Please be aware these are New York State Guidelines, and a student will not be allowed to try out and/or participate without both the Health History Examination form and the blue Athletic Health History/Permission form.
*Please feel free to contact Martha Formato, RN or JoAnn Milea, RN, School Nurses with any questions or concerns. We can be reached during school hours 7:30 – 3:30 at 516 539-9454 throughout the school year. Forms and information can also be found at the H. Frank Carey website: Our School – Health Office. It is important for us to work together to attain the common goal of protecting our children and promoting wellness within our schools.