Plank South Health Office
Michelle Smoyer-Mallo, BS, RN
Office Hours: 6:45AM-2:45PM
P: (585) 670-4054
F: (585) 670-5932
Office Hours: 7:45AM-3:15PM
P: (585) 217-5996
IF YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19:
If your child has symptoms know to be associated with COVID-19, please refer to the current COVID - 19 testing guidance posted on our WCSD Health Office home page before sending your child back to school. Please contact Michelle Smoyer-Mallo, Plank South School Nurse if you have any questions or if your child tests positive.
Vision and Hearing ScreeningsI will be conducting screening for the 2022-2023 school year. Starting the end of September, I will start with the kindergarten students and then fifth grade, third grade and first grade. Finally any new Plank South students. I will be using a Snellen chart for distance vision, Titmus machine for near vision, pseudoisochromatic plates for color vision, and Pure-tone audiometer for hearing screenings.
If a student does not pass the hearing, I will schedule a rescreen in a few weeks. If a student does not pass any of the screenings, I will notify the parents/guardians via phone, mail or both.
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 2021-22 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.