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A Note from the Nurse's Office - 9-5-17
Please Help Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

     As the school year begins, please remember to check your child's hair closely and often to ensure that any cases of head lice inadvertently picked up over the summer are found and treated as soon as possible.

     Remember - head lice know no season, and cases can occur at any time. 

     If anyone would like the school nurse to come to their home to check for head lice at any time, or if anyone has any other questions, please contact Mrs. Fordyce at afordyce@northvillecsd.org or 863-7000, x4126.

     Mrs. Fordyce will also conduct head lice screenings at school once classes begin.

     We thank all parents and guardians for their attention to this matter, and hope all our students start the year healthy and stay that way!


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 8-8-17
Reminder About Sports Physicals, and Required Grade-Level Physicals
  • With the fall sports season just around the corner, please remember that all sports physicals must be dated from within one year of the first practice date. Please schedule a physical ASAP, if needed, before soccer and golf practices begin next week.
  • Also, all Kindergarten, 2nd-, 4th-, 7th- and 10th-graders are required to have physicals. Please supply a copy to the nurse's office if you have not done so already.
Please contact school nurse Annette Fordyce with questions at afordyce@northvillecsd.org, or at 863-7000, ext. 4126 for more information.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 7-17-17
Request for Parents of Students Entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade

As you begin to think about school supplies for the 2017-18 school year, please consider sending an extra set of clothing (including undergarments) for your child, to be kept in the classroom in case of an accident. If you are able to send extra clothing with your child, please make sure it is in a bag with your child's name on it (a plastic grocery bag with your child's name in marker would definitely work) so the clothes find their way back to you. The nurse's office does have a supply of extra clothing, but cannot always guarantee the clothes will fit or be weather-appropriate. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping us make sure your child's school day goes smoothly.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 6-28-17
2017-18 Immunization Requirements


If you have specific questions about the meningococcal vaccine, please click here and then scroll to the bottom of the page for informational flyers from the NYS DOH.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 6-6-17
Take Meds Home for Summer

PLEASE remember to pick up any medications, inhalers, nebulizer tubing, etc. before the last day of school.

Also, please remember to get new doctor's orders for next year for any medications your child might need for the 2017-2018 school year, including over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen included).

 Thank you, and have a great summer!


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 5-23-17
Lyme Disease Informational Brochure from Senator Tedisco's Office

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9fu96cMJcDlUDVUd2d4V0g3YnM/view?usp=sharing


Two Notes from the Nurse's Office - 5-19-17
Tick Awareness and Heat Index Guidelines

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9fu96cMJcDlbVVzc19yZV9RY0U/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9fu96cMJcDlYktIclJ2VWo1ZzA/view?usp=sharing


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 5-18-17
Parent Permission and Supply Needed for Sunscreen

As different sunscreens contain different chemicals, the State Education Department requires that parents supply their children's sunscreen along with a written note stating the supplied sunscreen is okay for their own child's use. We all want to protect our students from sunburn, but we also want to protect them from exposure to possible allergens; please send your child to school with sunscreen that you know is safe for him or her, along with a quick note giving the school permission to apply it. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Fordyce at 863-7000, ext. 4126 if you have any questions.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 5-4-17
Sunscreen Reminder and Note Requirement

As the school year winds down and students' sun exposure goes up (via outdoor recess, P.E., field trips, class picnics, etc.), now is a great time to remind both parents and students about the importance of sunscreen.

As different sunscreens contain different chemicals, the New York State Education Department requires that parents supply their children's sunscreen along with a written note stating the supplied sunscreen is okay for their own child's use. We all want to protect our students from sunburn, but we also want to protect them from exposure to possible allergens; please send your child to school with sunscreen that you know is safe for him or her, along with a quick note giving the school permission to let/help the student apply it. 

Please click here to read the State Ed memo regarding the use of sunscreen in schools. As always, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Fordyce at 863-7000, ext. 4126 if you have any questions.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 1-31-17
Fighting the Flu II

Public Health has confirmed there are reports of an influenza-like Illness in and around our community. This is generally an illness with temps over 100.0 with a cough and/or a sore throat that is not attributed to other causes. Get rest, push fluids, and please stay home until a fever is gone for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Be sure to wash hands and high-touch surfaces frequently. 


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 1-17-17
Fighting the Flu

Mrs. Fordyce would like to remind everyone that diligent handwashing is one of the big keys to staying healthy at this time of year. In addition, it's always a good idea to remind students (and adults, for that matter) to cover coughs with their inner elbows.

Please visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control for more information on fighting the flu. Also, please click here for information on Coxsackie Virus, an enterovirus which has recently been diagnosed in the area.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 11-30-16

No one is alone in dealing with and treating head lice; in fact, it's estimated lice have been around for over 5 million years. Please don't ignore this ancient problem - if we all do our best, we can control the spread of lice. Please click here to read more. 


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 11-22-16
School District Census Underway

     NCSD is conducting a census of all local children from birth through age 21 living within the district.
     Please contact school nurse Annette Fordyce if you are a parent or guardian of any child who is not yet of school age, who attends a school outside of the Northville district, or who is homeschooled, if you have not previously done so.
     Mrs. Fordyce can be reached at 863-7000, extension 4126. Thank you for your cooperation!


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 10-28-16
Reminder About Sports Physicals, and Required Grade-Level Physicals
  • Dr. Dasher will be available in Mrs. Fordyce's office on Friday, November 4th, to conduct student and sports physicals.
  • With the winter sports season around the corner, please remember that all sports physicals must be dated from within one year of the first practice date. Please schedule a physical on the 4th, if needed, before basketball and cheerleading practices begin. 
  • Finally, all Kindergarten, 2nd-, 4th-, 7th- and 10th-graders are required to have physicals. Please supply a copy to the nurse's office if you have not done so already. Dr. Dasher will conduct any needed physicals for those students whose parents have not supplied a copy from their own physician or pediatrician.
Please contact school nurse Annette Fordyce with questions at afordyce@northvillecsd.org, or at 863-7000, ext. 4126 for more information.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 9-14-16
Doctors' Orders Needed

A reminder from Mrs. Fordyce: 
All medications (even over-the-counter ones) need doctors' orders for administration during school hours and all medications need new doctors' orders each year. Please submit these as soon as possible, if you haven't done so already.


A Note from the Nurse's Office - 8-11-16
Parental Notice for the 2016-2017 School Year

    As part of a required school health exami-nation, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to calculate the student’s body mass index, or “BMI”. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is within a healthy range or if it is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. 

    Every school district in the state is required to report information about student weight 
status groups to the New York State Depart-ment of Health. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this report.

    The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health 
officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.

    If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of Northville School’s Health Department report for the 2016-17 school year, please print this formsign your name, and return the form to:
Annette Fordyce, School Nurse
Northville Central School
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 Concussion Management Plan

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