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Health Office

Manchester-Shortsville Central School District
“Red Jacket Schools”
School Health Services
1506 Route 21, Shortsville, NY 14548-9502

Web Page: www.redjacket.org
Sarah Huber, RN ~ ES Nurse                                                          Julia Brown, RN ~ MS/HS Nurse
Phone 585-289-9650 Fax 585-289-2114                                         Phone 585-289-3968 Fax 585-289-2112
Dear Parent/Guardian:
As the 2022-2023 school year draws to a close, we would like to thank you for your continued support in the health
offices. As you and your child enjoy your summer, please keep the following in mind:
• A physical exam should be performed by your child’s NYS licensed Health Care Provider. It is required for all studentsentering the school district for the first time and students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3,
5, 7, 9, and 11. Physicals must be dated 9/5/2022 or later for the 2023-24 school year. A copy must be given
to the school by October 4, 2023. If your child has an appointment for a physical exam after this date, please notify
the Health Office.

Immunization Requirements
● NY State law requires all students to be up to date on their immunizations in order to attend school. Please contactyour child’s doctor to ensure your child has the required vaccinations. See the Vaccination Requirements on the school’swebsite.
● Students entering 6th grade must receive a (Tdap) vaccine by their 11th birthday.
● Students entering 7th grade must receive their first Meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
● Students entering 12th grade must receive their second Meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

*** If your child is not up to date on their required vaccines per NYS guidelines by SEPTEMBER 20, 2023,
This is an NYS requirement.***

•All students entering UPK, K, Grades 1,3,5,7, and 11 will have their hearing and vision checked at school, If not checked
by their healthcare provider at their routine health appraisal. Girls in grades 5 & 7 and boys in grade 9 will be checked for scoliosis at school. You will be alerted if there are any abnormal results. If you would rather have this screening done by your student’s healthcare provider, please let your child’s health office know. A copy of their results must be provided
to the health office.

Middle/High School Sports
• Fall Sports are slated to begin on the following dates: August 19th (Varsity Football), August 21st (all other JV/Varsity Sports), August 24th (Modified Football), and August 28th (all other Modified Sports). You will need to sign your child up on Family ID www.familyid.com in order for them to participate. Registration for fall sports will open approximately one month prior to the start of the season. Your child will need to have a physical exam by a licensed healthcare provider dated within the past 12 months on file prior to the start of sports. All athletes also need to have a current Impact test on file. After signing your child up on Family ID, if they need an updated physical or Impact test, you will be contacted by the Health Office.
● If your child is required to take any medications during school hours (whether a daily or an “as needed” medication this includes all prescription and over-the-counter medications), we will need a written order from the doctor, also
signed by you, the parent/guardian. If your child is able to self-carry/self-administer a medication and that medication is for treating a potential life-threatening condition (diabetes, asthma, severe allergy, or seizures), we will need a signed order from the doctor that indicates they may self-carry the medication. Elementary students are NOT allowed to self-carry/self-administer medications.
● All medication must be delivered to the nurse's office by a parent/guardian. Students are not permitted to have ANY medication in their possession (unless they have been given written medical approval). This includes prescription and “over-the-counter” medications (such as Advil and Tylenol).
● If your child has Asthma, Anaphylaxis due to a Bee Sting or Food Allergy, Seizures, Latex Allergy, Hypoglycemia,
Hyperglycemia, or any other life-threatening emergencies, they require an Emergency Care Plan (ECP). Your child’s doctor will be able to provide the ECP, there are also example ECP forms on the school website. It will be shared with trained lay staff, including bus drivers and monitors, who supervise your child when a nurse may not be immediately available. You and your child’s doctor must both sign and return the final version to the nurse’s office.. All ECP’s need to be renewed yearly.

Additional Information
● Please be aware that your healthcare provider cannot share your child’s health information with our school’s health staff without your signed permission. Please talk to your provider about signing their consent form for the school at the time of your child’s appointment for the examination.
● Please refer to our website- click on the building your child attends, then the “about us” tab, and scroll down to the
health office for all appropriate forms ( ECP forms, HIPPA consent, etc.)
● We suggest you make copies of the completed forms for your own records before sending them to the school health office. All Forms may be faxed to Elementary Health Office at (585) 289-2114 or the Middle/High School Health Office at(585) 289-2112 or scanned and emailed to [email protected] or [email protected].
Please feel free to call the health office with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Sarah Huber, RN
Julia Brown, RN

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