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Health Services



General Information
We look forward to providing parents and students in our school district with current information from Health Services as well as forms that you may print for use and return to the appropriate school health office. Should you have suggestions regarding items you would like to see please let us know.

Health Services staff in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District takes a leadership role in assessing health and health risk factors. The health staff promotes resilience to ensure that students achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

A team comprised of school nurses, nurse practitioners, health aides and clerks, the school physician and Health Service Coordinator monitors the health of students. Together they identify and address the unmet needs of student’s while collaborating with other school disciplines and community agencies in meeting New York State mandates for health.


Immunizations
The New York State Department of Health has revised the regulations regarding immunization requirements for school attendance effective July 1, 2014. The new dosing requirements are based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Students entering kindergarten or 6th grade in the 2014 – 2015 school year will now be required to have two doses of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine and 3-4 doses of poliomyelitis vaccine.

Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.

2016-2016 NYS Immunization Requirements (NY Health Website)


Health Screenings
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s School Health Services program supports your child’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way in which we provide care for your child is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. During the 2012-13 school year, the following required screening(s) or appraisal(s) will be completed at your child’s school:

Vision
Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing
Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Scoliosis
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 – 9.

Health Appraisals
A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten and in Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

In addition, the following certificate(s) will be requested:

Dental Certificate
A dental certificate for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and in Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the Health Office of the school your child attends and ask to speak to the School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact Health Services

Dr. James Thomas, School Physician

Phone: (845) 563-5474
Fax: (845) 563-5545

 

 

School Health Offices

SCHOOL NUMBER
Balmville (845) 563-8555
Fostertown (845) 568-6431
GAMS (845) 568-6411
Horizons (845) 563-3733
Meadow Hill (845) 568-6637
New Windsor (845) 563-3710
Temple Hill (845) 568-6482
Vails Gate (845) 563-7907
Heritage MS (845) 563-3760
South MS (845) 563-7022
NFA Main Campus (845) 563-5471
NFA North Campus (845) 563-8416

 

 



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