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Health & Safety

District-Wide School Safety Plan

The Salmon River Central School District-Wide Safety Plan can be viewed and downloaded here..

Immunizations

New York State Law requires students to have a number of vaccines in order to enter school.

2018-19 Requirements

 

New York BMI School Survey

As part of a required school health exam, 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, or is too high or too low. Recent changes to New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health exam.  Our school district has been selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health.  We will be reporting information about the weight status groups for students who were in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 during the 2017-2018 school year (this year’s Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 11th graders).  Only summary information will be sent.  No names and no information about individual students are sent.  However, you may choose to have your child‘s information excluded from this survey report.

If your child is in one of the grades which will have BMI information reported on the state survey, and you DO NOT wish to have your child’s weight status group information included in the survey, you are asked to submit a letter to the school nurse stating this.  Please contact your school nurse for more information.

For more information on BMI and healthy weights:

Medicine in School

In order for students to take medicine in school, the district must have written permission from a doctor, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, written parent permission, and the medicine in the original container.

The district is not able to give or allow children to have cough drops, Tylenol, cough syrup, etc., at school without written permission from the doctor and parent. Learn More

Contagious Illness

If your child has signs of contagious illness, it may be a good idea to keep him or her home for the day, in order to recover and to avoid spreading the illness to classmates. Contagious illnesses include:

  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Frequent cough
  • Rash
  • Yellow discharge from the eye or ear
  • Lack of sleep   

H1N1 Resources

The Salmon River School District and our district nurses are currently working with the Franklin County Public Health Department to schedule appropriate flu clinics as they become available. Please continue to check this website for more information.

What 3 simple things can you do to protect yourself from H1N1?

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Cover your mouth when you cough by using your elbow.
  3. Stay home if you are sick or keep students home if they are ill.