Welcome to the MCS Health Office!


Carolyn Thibert RN                                                                                                          
School Nurse 
Morristown Central School 
(315) 375-8814 ext 21006   Fax (315) 375-8604 or (315) 375-4837
cthibert@mcsk12.org

"Hand hygiene is the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs."
World Health Organization                                                       



Can you go to Work/School?
                                                                                  
The New York State Derpartment of Health has sent updated flowcharts for COVID-19 in-person descision making. 

Flowcharts for School Staff: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qlOnUmku-Q7sluRrYJj0eSRNCZoUL1aQ/view?usp=sharing

Flowcharts for Families of Students: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-DXPsXk03ahO6qHZ6y99CA3FHbbBUFMO/view?usp=sharing
 

Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities

Links to the Most Recent posts from the CDC regarding the Corona virus and COVID-19 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html 

REMEMBER:
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.

Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sharing personal household items

You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, with other people or pets. . After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
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2020-2021SCHOOL YEAR

When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?

New York State Dept. of Health Web site has published the Immunization requirements for school attendance by grade levels.  The chart can be found at www.health.ny.gov


Highlights:

For Kindergarten: 5th dose of DTaP vaccine
                               4th dose of Polio vaccine
                               2nd dose of MMR and Varicella vaccines

For Grade 6: 2nd Varicella vaccine and Tdap booster 
    
For Grade 7 - 12: Meningitis vaccine.  NOTE - For grade 12, your child needs a booster dose if prior dose(s) were received before age 16.

Immunizations can be obtained from your healthcare provider and from the St. Lawrence Co. Public Health clinic in Canton NY.  

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT AT (315) 386-2325 [9:00-3:30pm]

Clinics are usually held every Wednesday at the Human Services Center in Canton.

 



New York State Ed. requirement grades for Physical Exams.  


Copies of exam completed by your child's healthcare provider are now required for:

Students entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. 
As Well as 

• to participate in strenuous physical activity, such as interscholastic athletics
• upon student's request for an employment certificate
• when conducting an initial evaluation or reevaluation of a student suspected of having a disability or a student with a disability 


A Dental Certificate is requested but NOT required for the same grades as above.  A list of Dental Providers that provide services at a reduced rate is available.  Contact the School Health Office.

Communication between private and school health staff is important for safe and effective care at school. Your healthcare provider may not share health information with school health staff without your signed permission. Please talk to your providers about signing their consent form for the school at the time of your child’s appointment for the examination.  


 

The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York.  During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:

Vision

  • Distance and near acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing

  • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.

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