• Nurse's Office
     
    The Medical Office is staffed by two Registered Nurses and a secretary.  The nurses are in the office from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm and the secretary is in the office from 8:00 to 4:00 pm . 
     
    Phone Number:   767-5860
     
    Fax Number:      767-5855 
     
    Staff
    Mrs. Dawn Bollerman, RN - Medical Coordinator - dbollerman@portnet.org
    Mrs. Ellen Lindsay, RN - elindsay@portnet.org
    Mrs. Bonnie Griffin, Clerical - bgriffin@portnet.org
     
    Students who are ill should report to their class to obtain a pass before reporting to the medical office.  Students may go home only after the school nurse has contacted a parent or guardian.

     

    Excuse notes or phone calls from parents on the following day will not be honored.

     

    Whenever possible, visits should be made during free time for routine paperwork, sports clearances, and minor health issues (band aids, mild colds, etc.)

     
    All significant medical problems should be reported to the nurse, whether they occur at home or at school.
     
     
    Physical Examination Requirements:
     
    As per New York State Education Law effective 7/1/18:
     
    A health examination (physical) is required for all students entering the school district for the first time  and when entering 9th and 11th grade.  The physical examination form is located on this website and may be used for the 2018-2019 school year.  There will be a new NYSED health exam form which will be the ONLY form accepted after the 2018-2019 school year. 
     
    NYS Law requires that your child's BMI (Body Mass Index) and BMI % Percentile be included in their physical.  Please make sure that your child's doctor documents this information on the report of examination.
     
    The exam must be dated within 1 year of the start of school and must be completed by a NYS licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
     
     
    Immunization Requirements:
     
    Diptheria and Tetanus (DtaP/DTP) - 3 doses
    Tdap - 1 dose
    Polio (IPV/OPV) - 4 doses (3 doses if in 11th or 12th grade)
    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses
    Hepatitis B - 3 doses
    Varicella - 2 doses (1 dose if in 11th or 12th grade)
    Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY, Menactra, Menveo) - 1 dose by 9th grade (most students have had this dose already because it was required for 7th grade) and a second dose in the 12th grade (second dose must be after the age of 16).
     
     
     
    Medication:

     

    As per NYS Law, any student that needs to take medication at school, including over the counter medication, must have a Authorization for Administration of Medication in School form (found on this website) filled out, signed and dated by the parent/guardian AND by you child's physician.  Please bring the medication in the original container to the Medical Office where it will be stored.  Emergency Medications (EpiPens and Inhalers) may be Self Carried if the Medication Authorization form is filled out and signed by the Physician and Parent/Guardian. (Part B on the Authorization for Administration of Medication in School form must be filled out and signed). 

     

     

    Injuries:

     

    All injuries, no matter how slight, should be reported to the medical office.

     

     

     

    Sports Clearances:

     

    A Sports Health History Form & Consent (found on this website) may be submitted 4 weeks prior to the beginning of a sport season. A new form must be submitted prior to EACH sports season. A current Physical Exam is required to play any sport.  Students/parents should check if they are cleared for a sport on the Student Portal.

     

     

    Physical Education Medical Excuses:

     

    All excuses are processed through the medical office.  Long-term excuses require a physician's note including the diagnosis and length of time excused.  Retroactive doctor's notes will not be accepted.

     

     

     

    Automated External Defibrillator (AED):

     

    The are four defibrillators in the school.  (In each classroom is a green wall-mounted card that lists the locations of the AEDs). One is mounted on the wall located at the intersection where the science hallway meets the main hallway; a second one is located at the entrance to the gymnasium; a third one is located on the ground floor across from the elevator; the fourth is located on the second floor across from the elevator.  The AED is an emergency device that is used to restart a person’s failed heartbeat.  Immediately seek emergency help from the medical office. 

     
     
Last Modified on January 10, 2019