Plank South Health Office
Michelle Smoyer-Mallo, BS, RN
Office Hours: 6:45AM-2:45PM
P: (585) 670-4054
F: (585) 670-5932
Linda Parrish, Health Aide
Office Hours: 7:30AM-2:30PM
P: (585) 670-5996
Health Concerns: Please email me with any concerns you may have regarding your child's health. If you child is ill or injured and cannot fully participate in school activities, please have the doctor write a note for the nurse. Refer to these District Health Office links for more info: Illness/Communicable Disease and Injury/Activity Restrictions
Medications: If your child needs to receive medications in school, please have your child's doctor write orders. An adult will need to bring the medication to school along with a parent/guardian written permission for the medication. No medication can be given otherwise. See link above.
Physical Exams: If your child has a well-child physical, please be sure to request a copy for the school nurse. NYS requires physicals for kindergarten 1st, 3rd and 5th for the 2023-24 school year plus ANYONE NEW TO THE DISTRICT. However, all physicals are welcome throughout the year!! Refer to the District Health Office link for more info: Physical and Dental Exams
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.
Screenings: Students new to the district, grades first, third, fifth and kindergarten will be screened. Students will be screened by the school nurse during the school year for vision, hearing and scoliosis (fifth grade girls) as required by NYS Law. If the Health Office has a current physical on file and the physician has performed the required screening, 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: please call 585-670-4062 for absences - leave your name, your child's name (please spell the last name), your child's teacher and the reason for the absence. You may be contacted by the school nurse for further information and evaluation.