The NYSD Health Office has two important goals:
- To help our students to stay healthy and participate in classes so that they can learn.
- To avoid the spread of infection to other students and to staff members.
The Health Office will store medication safely as per legal guidelines and only dispense to individual students as per physician’s orders. Students cannot keep medicine in pockets, bags or lockers.
If a student’s doctor prescribes medicine that must be taken during the school day, the parent/guardian must bring the medicine in its original container along with a physician’s order/note to the Health Office. The parent can otherwise bring the medicine to the Health Office and have the physician fax the orders directly to the attention of the school nurse at (914) 681-1308.
Required Health Documents for Students
According to New York State law and the New York School for the Deaf attendance requirements, the following items must be provided before your child can come to school:
1. Physical Exam:
Physical exam is required for all first-time students. Documentation of a physical examination that has been completed within 1 year of the start of school by a New York State licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner must be submitted to the Health Office.
In addition, physical exams are required for all children who are entering the following grades:
- All Preschool Levels
- 2nd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 7th Grade
- 10th Grade
2. Immunization Record:
Our NYSD Registered Nurse, is happy to provide you with a list of New York State required immunizations. The nurse can be reached in the Health office at (914) 949-7310 x314/317) In addition, you can always discuss this list with your pediatrician
3. Permission To Treat Form:
This form is required each year for emergencies and off-campus activities for our students.
4. Dental Exam:
All children entering school for the first time must have a dental exam. All Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade students are required to provide proof of a dental exam. We also encourage yearly dental exams for students in all grades.
*These forms have been provided to you in a separate mailing before the start of the school year. If you need additional copies, please contact the school nurse, or visit the “Parent Resources” page located on the homepage.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
- School officials with legitimate educational interest; (NYSD administrators and professionals that work directly with students)
- Other schools to which a student is transferring;
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
- Accrediting organizations;
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
- State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
Click HERE to review the full Act