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Health Services

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Vanessa Whorrall, BSN, RN - Elementary School
vwhorrall@mcgrawschools.org 
(607) 836-3652

Ashley Witty, RN - High School
awitty@mcgrawschools.org
(607) 836-3606

 
   
     


Please keep your child home if they experience any symptoms of Covid 19! 

  • Fever 100.0 or greater, chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


This is an important reminder to parents that no child should be bringing medicine to school. If you have a child that requires medication during school hours an adult must:
   - bring the medication into the school health offices
   - medicine must be in its original container
   - if it is new and not a refill, we require that you bring in a written permission slip from your doctor with   directions
   - parents must also sign a permission slip

 

School Health Services - Screenings

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 acuity for all newly entering students, and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
  • Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing

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

Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all female students in grades 5 and 7, and all male students in grade 9.

Health Appraisals

  • A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information is required for all newly entering students, and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

Dental Certificates

  • A Dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students, and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

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.
 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Please do not send a sick or injured child to school with the intention that they will be diagnosed and treated by the nurse. The school nurse is not a medical diagnostician.


Any child displaying the symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rashes, sore throat, ear pain, productive cough or wheezing, drainage from wounds, redness or drainage from eyes or active head lice should not come to school until seen, diagnosed and treated by their personal physician.