Health Offices

Group photo of school nurses


518-355-1342, ext. 5036
Fax: 518-704-4750

Jill Facteau, LPN
Jennifer Linck, RN


518-355-6255, ext. 2062
Fax: 518-631-2544

Cheryl Glindmyer, RN
Jennifer Linck, RN


518-355-6110, ext. 3041
Fax: 518-557-1076

Tara Bush, RN
Kim Brandt, LPN

Student Illness Guidelines 

To help ensure the health of all of our students, parents and guardians are asked to please follow these guidelines:

  • Do not send students to school when they have a fever. Students should be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If your child is experiencing diarrhea on the morning of school, they should remain at home for the day.
  • If your child is vomiting, please wait at least 24 hours before allowing them to return to school.
  • Please wait at least 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for illnesses such as strep throat, pink eye and impetigo before returning to school.

If your child is absent or tardy, parents and guardians should contact your child’s school on the morning of the absence, preferably before 9 a.m.

Student Emergency Cards

Student emergency cards are distributed to students at each school level during the first week of school. These cards keep the school nurse aware of students’ medical information and emergency contacts. These must be signed and dated by a student’s parent or guardian. A new card must be completed and returned each school year.

Medication in Schools

For a school nurse to dispense student medication (prescription or over-the-counter) during school hours, the following requirements must be met:

  1. All medication must be in their original pharmacy containers, listing:
    • Student’s name
    • Name of medication
    • Prescribing doctor’s name,
    • Dose
    • Time of dose to be given
  2. An originial signed order from the prescribing physician, including:
    • Student’s name
    • Name of medication
    • Dose and time to be administered
    • Reason for prescribing the medication
    • Adverse reactions that need to be observed and reported
  3. A signed note from a parent or guardian given the school nurse permission to dispense the medication.
  4. Medication must be hand-delivered to the school nurse by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to carry medications to and from school, have medications with them during the school day, or have them in their lockers. The only exceptions are inhalers and epipens, which may be carried with a physician’s written order and a parent or guardian note in the Health Office.

Health Examinations

All new students and students entering grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 must have a health exam.

Athletic Wellness Guidelines

Medical Clearance for Sports

Students must have an up-to-date physical on file in the High School Health Office (physicals are valid for one year). A private physical with a student’s family physician is recommended as they are most familiar with the student’s medical history.

Reporting Injuries 

All injuries should be reported to the coach and athletic trainer. An accident report will be completed by the coach who will submit it to the school nurse. The nurse can send a copy of the accident report to those requiring them.

The school district carries a supplemental insurance plan to cover incidents that occur in school-related activities. If an accident requires medical attention, the parent must submit his or her insurance first. If the claim is not payable or covered, parents should contact the District Office at 518-355-9200.

For elementary students, injuries or accidents should be reported to the health office so a school nurse can fill out an incident report.

Body Mass Index

Physical exams must include an assessment of Body Mass Index and a determination of weight status category, based on BMI for age percentile. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health, which includes reporting information about students’ weight status groups. Only summary information is sent—no names or information about individual students. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report by contacting your child’s school nurse.

Child Abuse Hotline 

If you suspect a child has been harmed or is at risk, please dial 1-800-342-3720, to report what you have seen or heard. The abuse or maltreatment of children is against the law. Victims need an effective child protective service to prevent them from suffering further injury and impairment.