Welcome to the High School
A physical examination of each new entrant to the Onteora Central School District and for students in grade 10 is required by New York State Education Law. This includes students transferring from another district.
New York State Law requires that the physical examination be conducted by a licensed physician certified to practice medicine. A nurse practitioner or physician's assistant, in collaboration with a physician, may also conduct the physical examination.
Your family doctor is best able to make this examination because:
- He/She is familiar with your child and his/her history.
- He/She has facilities in the office, which are not available in the school.
- He/She can advise you immediately regarding any condition, which is found to need attention.
If it becomes necessary for a student to take any form of medication at school, the following steps must be followed:
- A written order from the physician must be obtained which includes the student's name, medication, dosage and time to be given at school.
- Permission must be given in writing by you, the parent/guardian, in order for the medication to be given at school.
- The medication must be delivered to the school in its original pharmacy container, properly identified with the student's name, date prescribed, name of medication, dosage and instructions for administering.
- The medication must be kept in the health office in a locked cabinet.
School personnel may not dispense any medications including over-the-counter medications, unless the above conditions have been met.
Some conditions may necessitate that a child carry and self-administer his/her medication. Examples would be an inhaler for severe asthma or an Epi-pen for serious bee sting allergies. Ritalin, anti-seizure drugs and antibiotics are examples of non-emergency medications. If you believe your child has potential emergency health needs, please consult with the school nurse to develop an emergency care plan.
These policies and procedures are necessary to insure the health and safety of the entire student body. We appreciate your cooperation and compliance.
Please submit your physical/sport card yearly. Physicals are valid for one year. Interval health histories (pink forms) must be submitted before each sport season.