Adirondack Health Services

A Note from the Nurse - Planning for next school year:

New Medication Forms must be completed by the parent/guardian and health care provider for the 2022-23 school year. Medication authorization forms expire at the end of each school year. Make sure you make your request to the health care provider before August. Clinics get very busy and may not be able to complete your request if submitted after mid- August. New medication forms must have a start date on or after August 1st, 2022, or say 2022-23 school year to be valid for next school year.

Reminder: Physicals are needed for New Students, Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11

Vaccinations must be up-to-date before Sept. 20th or students will be excluded from school.

Immunization Information

Vaccination Requirements

Illness Info

Here you will find some reference information on common viruses/nuisances found in our area. Please keep your child home if they have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. They may return 24 hours after the fever breaks without fever reducing medication.

When your Child comes home with Head Lice

  • Note: If your child is sent home with head lice, you MUST accompany your child upon their return to school so the nurse can check their hair and make sure they're clear

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie)

  • Note: Your child may return to school after they have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours. If they have blisters that are filled with fluid, the blisters are contagious and they should not return to school with them. If the blisters are dry, they may return to school.


Influenza (Flu)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)


Strep Throat

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

  • Note: Your child may return to school after their first does of antibiotic has been given

Covid Rapid Testing Kits are available now!

Please contact your school nurse to receive one for your child.

Directions for your home kits:

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test- (results in 15 minutes)

CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test - (results in 10 minutes)

Links to common questions:

What is Antigen testing and what do the results mean?

Where can I get more tests?

What do I do if the test comes back positive?

Where can I register my positive test results?

Oneida County Resident

Lewis County Resident

What do I do if I am exposed to Covid?

Quarantine Rules per NYS

School guide for close contact

What's the deal with masks in schools?

And what does the CDC say about masks?