School Nurse - Health Office

School Nurse - Katarzyna Baker, RN
Nurse Office Phone: 263-6111
email: kbaker@morriscsd.org
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Welcome back!! I am so excited to see everyone back in school.  Listed below are some
guidelines from NYSED for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to either call or email me.  I hope everyone has an awesome school year!

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Hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings will be waived for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis,
unless such screening has otherwise been deemed necessary, pursuant to an amendment
to Commissioner’s Regulations section 136.3(e).


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Per the NYS Commissioner's Regulations, students entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K (K if did not attend Pre-K at Morris), 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 and at any grade level by school administration, in their discretion to promote the educational interests of the student (8 NYCRR § 136.3[b]) need to provide a health certificate (annual physical) in the first 30 days of school. If one is not provided to the school within 30 days, an examination will be conducted by the medical director here at the school.

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NYSDOH expects any students who missed doses of vaccines due to COVID-19 to receive any overdue doses within 14 days after school resumes (regardless if school resumes in person or remotely); this may be extended to 30 days for students transferring from out-of-state or another country. 

The following is a chart of the required immunization per each grade level: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf

Students entering kindergarten will need one dose of the following: the fifth dose of Dtap, fourth dose of Polio vaccine, second dose of MMR, and second dose of Varicella.

Students entering the 6th grade will be required to have a Tdap vaccine; unless the child is not yet 11 years old, in which case this child would be required to get the Tdap vaccine no more than 14 days from his/her 11th birthday. 

Students entering the 7th grade will be required to have the first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.

Students entering the 12th grade and who are over the age of 16 will need their second dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.

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Please remember, if your child doesn't feel well, has a fever, has tested positive for COVID-19, has been in contacted with someone that has been ill (or tested positive for COVID-19), or has travelled internationally/to a state which has a widespread community transmission of COVID-19 to keep them at home and call the school.