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Student Health in the Commack Schools
EpiPen/EpiPen Jr. Recall Alert 
Please click on the link below for the nationwide FDA Alert: 
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm
 
 
Student Health:

If your child’s health status changes, please notify his/her school nurse so that we may accommodate any health needs that your child may have. If your child is having surgery, or is diagnosed with any health condition, please contact the nurse’s office at your earliest convenience.

Important Information:
  • Tdap Vaccine Requirement: All students who are entering 6th grade in September and are 11 years old by September 1st must have the required Tdap vaccine and submit proof to the school nurse.
  • NEW Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement: Effective September 1, 2016, all students entering grades 7 and 12 in NYS will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease and to submit proof of this vaccine to the school nurse.
  • Click here for the 2016-17 School Year NYS Immunization Requirements

Medical Examinations:

Annual physical exams are required for all new entrants, students in Grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10, students participating in sports, students who need working permits and needed triennially for the Committee on Special Education (CSE). The ‘Health Appraisal Form’ needs to be completed by the parent/guardian and physician.

Medication:

If your child requires medication during school hours, the ‘Administration of Medication’ form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the health office in your child’s school. This form contains the written prescription from the doctor and a written statement from the parent requesting administration of the medication. The medication must be in a properly labeled original container. This rule also applies to non-prescription medications.
  • The parent may come to the health office with the medication and give it to the child at the appointed time.
  • Parents must pick up all unused medication before the last day of school or it will be discarded.

Immunizations:

New York State public health law section 2164 requires any student entering or attending school to show proof of immunization.

Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement - This is new as of September 1, 2016. All public and private school students entering 7th and 12th grades in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school.
Before school this September:

One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required before 7th grade. If your child had the first dose as a sixth grader, then another dose is not required until 12th grade.
A total of two doses will be required before 12th grade. Most students entering 12th grade got their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.
The only teens who will not need a second dose before 12th grade are those who got their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

Meningitis Letter to Parents
School Nurses: Contact Info
Lead Nurse, Commack School District:
Paula Saltzman

Indian Hollow Primary School
Debbie Bradley, R.N.
858-3595

North Ridge Primary School
Ann Marie Castellano, R.N.
912-2196

Rolling Hills Primary School
Gina Hawkins, R.N.
858-3573

Wood Park Primary School
Paula Saltzman, R.N.
858-3687

Burr Intermediate School
Diana Bishop, R.N.
Fran DiMicco, R.N.
858-3621

Mandracchia/Sawmill Intermediate School
Rosa Roman, R.N.
Abbye Boker, R.N.
858-3660

Commack Middle School
Kim Morello, R.N.
Cathy Farrell, R.N.
Angela McNierney, R.N
858-3510/11

Commack High School
Pat Denezzo, R.N.
Linda Dalton, R.N.
Christine Wright, R.N.
912-2110/11
Form, Files & Links
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email: [email protected]
Directions to Commack Schools
The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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