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District Health Office


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Michelle Brincka BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator
P: (585) 670-5217
F: (585) 670-5025

Ginger Anderson, BSN, RN
Flex Nurse
P: (585) 670-5208
F: (585) 670-5025

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  National Association of School Nurses 2017


WCSD follows the NYSDOH guidance for return to school after a student or staff member exhibits symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever, chills, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nasal congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and body aches.

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, they may return to school when they meet the all of the following criteria:

1. test negative for COVID-19
2. have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication
3. exhibit significant improvement of symptoms

You may call your school's main office if you need home test kits. You may also call the school nurse to arrange testing in school.

1. Notify the school nurse immediately
2. Isolate your child at home for a minimum of 5 days
3. Your child may return to school on day 6-10 of isolation if

a.  Remains fever-free for at least 24 hrs without mediation
b.  Symptoms are significantly improved or resolved
c.  Able to wear a well-fitting mask over the mouth and nose through day 10
d.  Is cleared by the school nurse

Students who do not meet this criteria need to stay home through day 10 and may return on day 11.

The NYSDOH strongly recommends that your child:

1. Wear a well fitting mask over the mouth and nose in school and on the bus for 10 days following exposure
2. Test for COVID-19 as soon as you learn of exposure and then at least 5 days after the exposure date
3. If it is a household exposure or your child is not fully vaccinated, test every other day or everyday
4. Students who are not fully vaccinated should quarantine at home for the first 5 days if they do not test at least every other day.
5. If your child develops symptoms at any time during the 10 days following exposure, please keep your child home, test for COVID-19 and consult with your school nurse.
6. Notify your school nurse immediately if your child tests positive.


Thank you for adhering to these NYSDOH School Guidelines so we can keep our schools healthy!

For questions or concerns regarding your child's immunizations, health appraisals, health concerns and medications in school, please contact your child's building nurse directly. Go to your child's school on the district website and pick the Nurse's Office icon.

Schroeder 670-5026 Jillian Sweeney, RN
Thomas 670-8019 Cheryl Marinaccio,RN
Spry 216-0042 Ozlem Kus, RN
Willink 670-1035 Susan Immesoete, RN
DeWitt 670-1003 Susan Galligan, RN
Klem North 217-4107 Kim Wood, RN
Klem South 217-4136 Tracy Cole, RN
Plank North 670-4011 Jennifer Lense, RN
Plank South 670-4054 Michelle Smoyer-Mallo, RN
Schlegel 216-6023 Kristen Estelle, RN; Rachael Rock, RN
State Rd 217-5307 Katherine Vorndran, RN
St Rita 671-3132 Sharon Walker, LPN
Rochester Christian 671-4910 Judith Baronsky, LPN



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