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Student Health in the Commack Schools

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. Please click here to read "When to keep a child home with illness."

Click on the following links for tips to Fight the Flu at Home in English and Spanish..

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 2020-21 School Year NYS Immunization Requirements

Medical Examinations:

Annual physical exams are required for all new entrants, students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, 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.  
Click here for New York State Screening & Health Exam Requirements


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.
  • Parents must pick up all unused medication before the last day of school or it will be discarded.


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.

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.

School Nurses: Contact Info

Lead Nurse, Commack School District:
Paula Saltzman

Indian Hollow Primary School
Teresa Gembs, R.N.
Clare Iacona, R.N. 

North Ridge Primary School
Debra Albrecht, R.N.
Clare Iacona, R.N.

Rolling Hills Primary School
Gina Hawkins, R.N.
Clare Frisina, R.N. 

Wood Park Primary School
Paula Saltzman, R.N.
Karen Britt, R.N.
Clare Frisina, R.N.

Burr Intermediate School
Diana Bishop, R.N.
Fran DiMicco, R.N.

Mandracchia/Sawmill Intermediate School
Abbye Boker, R.N.
Dawn Abi-Zeid, R.N.

Commack Middle School
Kim Morello, R.N.
Debbie Bradley, R.N.
Ann Marie Castellano, R.N

Commack High School
Linda Dalton, R.N.
Susannah Gulino, R.N.
Christine Wright, R.N.

UPK Nurse
Caroline Rafferty R.N.
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email: [email protected]
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