Klem North Health Office
Health Office Staff
Nurse: Kim Wood, BSN, R.N
Health Aide: Renee Ferretti
Phone: (585) 217-4107
Fax: (585) 217-5603
Welcome to the Klem North Health Office!
*Please contact the Health Office to discuss any health concerns for your child.*
IF YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19:
WCSD follows the NYSDOH and CDC guidance for return to school after students or staff members exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 that are new or unusual for them: fever, loss of taste or smell, persistent cough or headaches, sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep them home.
They should return to school when they meet the all of the following criteria:
1. test negative for COVID-19
2. exhibit significant improvement of symptoms
3. are fever-free for at least 24 hrs without fever-reducing medication
Call the main office if you need home test kits. Consult with the school nurse if you have any questions.
IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:
1. Notify the school nurse immediately
2. Isolate your child at home for a minimum of 5 days after symptom onset (or positive test date if asymptomatic)
3. Your child should return to school on day 6-10* of isolation if
a. Remains fever-free for at least 24 hrs without fever-reducing medication
b. Symptoms are significantly improved or resolved
c. Able to wear a well-fitting mask over the mouth and nose through day 10
*Day "zero" is the day your child started symptoms (or tested positive if asymptomatic).
IF YOUR CHILD IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19
The NYSDOH and CDC recommend that your child:
1. Wear a well fitting mask over the mouth and nose indoors and on the bus for 10 days following exposure
2. Test for COVID-19 five days after the date of exposure or sooner if symptoms develop
3. Please notify your school nurse immediately if your child tests positive.
Thank you for following these CDC and NYSDOH School guidelines so we can keep our schools healthy!
Medications: Please make sure you have a current doctor's order to administer with the provider's signature as well as a parent signature. Orders are valid for the duration of the current school year. New orders must be obtained each year. Medications may not be transported by the student and medications must be in the original container with the student's name printed on the container. See the above link for more info.
Immunizations: If your child receives any immunizations please ask for a copy for the school nurse. Refer to the link above for a list of immunizations required by NYS for school attendance.
Physicals: New York State mandates a current physical on file for NEW ENTRANTS , UPK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades. For the 2022-2023 school year, a valid physical is dated on or after 9/1/2021. Refer to the District Health Office website for more info: Physical and Dental Exams
Illness/Injury: Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well or have a temperature of 100 or greater (without the use of fever reducing medication). For more info, refer to the district Health Office website: Illness/Communicable Disease and Injury/Activity Restrictions.
Screenings: Your child will be screened by the school nurse during the school year for vision, hearing and scoliosis as required by NYS Law. If the Health Office has a current physical on file and the physician has performed the required screen, the nurse does not need to screen your child.
Field Trips: Remember that we need an extra labeled prescription container for daily medications so we can send medication on field trips. A school nurse does not regularly attend field trips, therefore medications are usually administered by other school staff if needed on field trips. Please refer to the District Health Office link for more info: Field Trips
Attendance Line: (585) 217-4108
The nurse does not take attendance. Please call the Attendance Line number if your child will be absent. If your child is ill for an extended period of time, has been diagnosed with strep throat or another contagious illness, or is injured and requires modifications in school, please call the nurse before your child returns to school to discuss and develop a safe return to school plan.