Whitehall Jr. Sr. High School Building

Whitehall Central School District


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Whitehall Central School District

Health and Safety


This page is sponsored by our nursing staff:

Mrs. Leslie Rathbun, RN
Jr-Sr High School Nurse
518-499-1770 ext. 2009

Mrs. Donna Tipton, RN
Elementary School Nurse
518-499-0330 ext. 2076

POISON CONTROL NUMBER
1-800-222-1222

Health Notices

Elementary Water Test Results
Results of Lead Water Testing for Whitehall Elementary School - 2016

AVAILABLE HEALTH-RELATED FORMS ONLINE

Medication Authorization Form
Per NYS Medication Procedures, this form is necessary in order to administer ANY medication during the school year!
Please Note: This form must be filled out for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Medication Authorization Form
Per NYS Medication Procedures, this form is necessary in order to administer ANY medication during the school year!
Please Note: This form must be filled out for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Self-Medication Release Form
This form must be completed in addition to the routine district medication form for students who request permission to carry their own medication on campus or keep this medication in a P.E. locker.
Athletic Health History
Use this form to provide a medical history of your child if he/she wishes to play sports (Physical Form).
Health Certificate / Appraisal Form (Physical Examination)
This form is used for physicals for new enterers, all grades, and for sports.

NEW YORK STATE MEDICATION PROCEDURES:

School nurses, principals, and other school personnel are constantly being asked to dispense internal medications to school children. Compliance with such requests, in addition to being contrary to good health practices, is contrary to regulations as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and provisions of State Education Law.

There are circumstances when, under specific regulations, a medication prescribed by a private physician, may be administered to a pupil during school hours. This is a program adjustment to meet the healthneeds of an individual.

Certain facts must be established about the medication. It should be determined that the frequency of dosage demands that it be given during the hours when the child is in school. If it is medication which can be administered one to three times a day, it is usually possible for the parent to take the responsibility. If it is a medication which must be given at extremely frequent intervals, it is not responsibile to expect that it can be handled efficiently in the school.

Medication orders must be renewed annually or when there is a change in medication or dosage. Medication may be administered if it is accompanied by:

1. The written order of your physician specifying diagnosis, medication, dosage, frequency, and the time element for administering it. The pharmacy label does not constitute a written order and can not be used in lieu of a written order from a licensed prescriber.

AND

2. A written statement from the parent or guardian requesting administration of the medication in school as ordered by the licensed prescriber.

AND

3. The parent or guardian must assume responsibility to have the medication delivered directly to the health office in a properly labeled and original container that clearly displays student's name, date, prescriber, name of medication, dosage, and frequency. Ask the pharmacist for two containers - one to remain at home - one at school.

Special Election

The Board of Education will have a Special Election on June 20th, from 2PM to 8PM in the High School Gym.

See Notice

06-20-2017

Sports Awards

Spring Sports Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled. The new date and time is:

June 6th, 6PM in the High School Auditorium

06-06-2017

HS Awards Ceremony

High School Awards Ceremony will be Friday, May 26th at 1:30PM for Grades 9-12.

05-26-2017

Memorial Day Program

The Annual Memorial Day Program at the Elementary School will now be held in the High School Auditorium at 10AM.

This event is open to the public.

05-26-2017

Featured Highlights

ELA Award- May
ELA Award- May
Adirondack League Co-Champions
Adirondack League Co-Champions
Entrance Garden
Entrance Garden
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