Welcome!

Please note that this site will no longer be updated or current. All information will be on our new district nurse site at:

https://sites.google.com/yorktown.org/ycsdhealth/home


The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning.

The Nurses of Yorktown Central School District accomplish this by implementing strategies that promote student health and safety. Schools need to promote the health of every child in order to raise educational achievement.


The nurse serves as the coordinator of the health services program and provides nursing care as deemed appropriate. In order to serve students effectively it is essential for parents to inform the health office of all special health needs such as food/insect/latex allergies, asthma, diabetes, visual/hearing or speech deficits, need for medication during the day, need for special aids from your physician such as crutches, walkers or wheelchairs, either on a temporary or permanent basis, etc.  This information is very important to a successful experience in school.

Yorktown Central School District will use the emergency contact information you provide to the district. Changes can be made on Parent Portal. Please keep all contact information updated!!!   It is imperative that we are able to reach you in the event of an emergency.

Please view the contact information link on the left for specific health information and requirements pertaining to your child's school. Contact your school nurse with any health issues, questions, or concerns.



It is TICK season! Is there a tick on you , a loved one, or pet?

View our "Helpful Links" in the Navigation bar to learn how to BE TICK FREE and prevent Lyme Disease.


SPECIFIC IMMUNIZATION ALERTS 

All students entering 7th, 8th and 12th grades must have the meningococcal vaccine for 2017-18 school years. Without it, they can’t start school. See attached Meningococcal Flyer.


All Students entering 6th grade who are 11 years of age or older must have a Tdap to attend school. If your child is 10 upon entering 6th grade, they must have a Tdap within 14 days of turning 11.


Please view Immunization requirements in the left Navigation bar or click on this link. Students must be in compliance with immunization requirements per grade to attend school.


DON'T FORGET TO IMMUNIZE!

*The Westchester County Department of Health will offer "Back to School Immunizations" for eligible students every Friday and some evenings. Call 914-995-5800 to see if you are eligible.*


Together we can keep our school healthy, fun, and ready to learn!


FLU VACCINE INFORMATION can be found on this CDC site .

BMI Survey Notice Fall 2017 Grades 1, 3, 5,8, and 11 

Pursuant to Education Law Sections 903 and 904, the Yorktown Central School District has been selected to report Student Weight Status Category (SWSC) information from health certificates/appraisals for the 2017-18 school year and participate in a BMI survey conducted by the NYS Department of Health. Only students' data in grades 1, 3, 5, 8 and 11 will be included in the survey. No names and no information about individual students will be included in the survey.  If you do not wish to have your child's BMI and weight status group information included as part of the Health Department's survey, please click on the link
BMI survey Opt-out form. Return the completed form to your child's school nurse.

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When deciding whether to send your child to school, the following guidelines may be helpful. Please keep your child home if:

  • A fever (100 degrees or higher) is present or has been in the past 24 hours.
  • The child has a cold with a heavy nasal discharge and/or a persistent cough.
  • The child has a sore throat.
  • The child vomits before school.
  • The child has an unidentified rash.
  • The child is tired and generally not well.
  • Please note: If your child has a fever of 100 degrees F or higher, he/she should remain home until your child is symptom free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil). It is strongly recommended by the CDC that you do not give your child Aspirin for flu-like symptoms due to potential risk of Reyes' Syndrome.