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School Health Office

Kelly Valentine, RN

Phone: (518) 273-1422, ext. 1

Health News in the News:

New Regulations for 7th &12th Graders.

Lyme Disease

Allergy Information


Letter to Parents Regarding Scoliosis Screening

Elementary/Letter to Parents Regarding Scoliosis Screening.docx


Health Forms

Annual student health update forms will be going home soon. This form is to help the school nurse provide the best care possible to our students. Please complete and return as soon as possible to the health office. [HEALTH FORM]

HIPPA Release

Dental Form



Please view chart (chart)

Concussion Management

Green Island Union Free School District seeks safe return to play for all athletes who are suspected of, or who have been diagnosed with a concussion




Physical exams must be done on all students who are new to the district, and students in Kindergarten, and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 per NYS law. If your child has had a recent physical by his/her own physician, please send in documentation. If a copy is not received, your child will be scheduled with our school physician for a physical. [form]


Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screenings

  • Vision screening is provided for students who are new to the district, and in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

  • Hearing screening is provided for students who are new to the district and in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

  • Scoliosis is screened for in those in grades 5-9. Referrals are made in accordance with screening results.



Medications administered at school must have:

  • Written order from physician including diagnosis, medication, dose, frequency and time for giving medication

  • Written request from the parent to administer medication as ordered

  • The original, labeled bottle from the pharmacy.

  • If over the counter medication (i.e., tylenol, motrin) parents must provided students own bottle with name labeled.

A new order and parental permission is required each school year and the medication must be delivered to the nurse by the parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to keep medication on them unless ordered by the physician for age appropriate students. This includes cough drops and OTC medications.

[medication permission form - pdf]

Illness during the school day

If your child becomes ill during the day, the nurse will notify parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian is unreachable the emergency contact person will be contacted. It is very important that we have current phone numbers for parent/guardians and emergency contacts.

Your child may need to stay home or will be sent home for the following signs/ symptoms:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • Fever

  • Unexplained rash

  • Strep throat

  • Pink eye