The Victor School District must comply with all the New York State laws and regulations related to school health. The State requirements for school health services include:
- Health examination is required within 12 months of admission to school and in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
- Health examination is required for work permits
- Health examination is required each year for interscholastic athletics
- Vision screening is required within 12 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
- Hearing screening is required within 12 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
- Scoliosis screening is required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys.
- Dental examination - we are requesting a dental certificate in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
We recommend that your own healthcare provider give your child’s physical examination. These appraisals/examinations must have been given within the last twelve months of the first day of school. A form, available on the web site, is to be filled out by your healthcare provider. Please have your provider complete it and return it to your child’s School Health Office as soon as possible.
Students, who require medication, either prescription or non-prescription, during the school day or during school related activities, must meet the following district policies on a yearly basis:
- Written authorization from the prescribing physician and parent. A form for Permission to Administer Medication must be on file in the nurses office
- Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container, labeled with the student’s name, medication dose, route, and time. Non-prescription medication must be in the original container with the student’s name attached.
- All medication must be delivered to the nurse’s office by the parent. Students are not permitted to have any medication, other than inhalers or Epi-Pens with prior medical approval, on their person or in their lockers.
- Medication will be stored in the nurse’s office.
- Under special circumstances, self-administration may be allowed. Please contact the school nurse for further information.
- All medication not picked up by parents at the end of the school year will be discarded during the summer.
Parents must complete and sign the first section of the Working Permit form and return to the school nurse. A valid health appraisal within the last year is required. The nurse will then complete the Health Certification Form and the permit will be issued.
A student should stay home from school if he or she:
- Has a fever of 100 degrees or more
- Has had a fever above 100 degrees in the last 24 hours
- Has vomited in the last 24 hours
- Has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
- Has a runny nose that requires a great deal of management time
- Has a persistent cough that interferes with concentration
- Is too tired to engage in usual activities
- Has a significantly decreased appetite
- Has eye(s) that are red, watery, or draining
- Has been on a medication for an infection for fewer than 24 hours
Generally, after the above listed symptoms disappear, students require an additional 24 hours to recover. If you are in doubt about whether or not to send your child to school during or following an illness, please call the health office at your child's school for advice. If your child has a persistent cough, rash, fever, bump, or other bothersome symptom, you should contact your pediatrician.