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June 23, 2018
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Health Office

Dispensing of Medication

State law requires all drugs—prescription and non-prescription—be adminstered by the school nurse. Parents must bring any medication to school in its original container, which should be properly labeled, with a written note from the parent/guardian and the order from the doctor. Students are not permitted to bring medication into school. Students in grades 6-12 may carry inhalers with them and use the medication independently, however, we still require by law the parent/guardian note and the order from the doctor stating that the child may self-medicate. Elementary students must still report to the nurses office for inhalers.


All students new to the district and students entering PreK, kindergarten, and grades 2, 4, 7, 10, are required to have a physical examination on file in the health office. In addition to the physical exam, dental certificates are now required for all new entrants and students entering kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7, 10. If your child has had a recent physical by his/her own physician, please send in documentation. Any student requiring a physical exam and who has not filed their physical form with the health office will be seen for a physical with the school physician, Dr. Stephen Sgambati Jr., early in the school year.

Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screenings

  • Vision screening: Is provided for students who are new to the district, and in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
  • Hearing screening: Is provided for students who are new to the district and in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
  • Scoliosis: Is screened for in those in grades 5-9. Referrals are made in accordance with screening results.

Body Mass Index Reporting

As part of a required health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student's body mass index or "BMI." The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student's weight is in a healthy range. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be indicated as part of the student's school health examination. This information is reported to the New York State Department of Health. No names and no information about about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child's information excluded from this survey report. You must submit this request in writing to the health office.

Disaster Mobile App now available: Help Kids Cope

This mobile app, recommended by the Town of Stillwater emergency group, is now available in the Apple and Google Play. It can help your family in the following ways:

  • Learn what to do before, during and after ten different types of disasters
  • Know what to say "in the moment" to help calm and support children
  • Hear audio clips of other parent experiences
  • Understand how kids commonly respond during and after disasters
  • Use the checklists to prepare your family before a disaster
  • Learn how to explain different disasters to your kids using age-appropriate language
  • Tips for caring for yourself - as you care for your family
  • Connect to activities, children's books, tip sheets and more!
More information heading


Tiffany Bechand
Elementary School Nurse
Phone: (518) 373-6100, ext. 31005
Fax: (518) 373-6194

Karen Calicchia
MS/HS School Nurse

Phone: (518) 373-6100, ext. 30050
Fax: (518) 373-6197


Health Office Forms


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