Visitors are welcome at NIS however all visitors must follow NIS guidelines. Front doors are locked to ensure the safety of the children and staff. All visitors must be buzzed into the building by the receptionist. They will be given a visitors pass, after signing in, to be worn during their entire visit.
A full time licensed nurse is onsite and works closely with administration, staff and parents to meet the health and safety needs of our children. The nurse’s role is to provide first aid, attend to special health needs, medication administration and to assist in maintaining a healthy learning environment. It is important to update the nurse on any health or medication changes that may occur throughout the year.
All children are required to have a current annual physical exam and up to date immunizations on file.
If your child has a fever, wait until they are without fever for 24 hrs. before sending them back to school. When your child is sent home due to fever, vomiting, or diarrhea they must stay home the following day and can not return until they are free of all symptoms for 24 hrs.; If your child is diagnosed with a contagious rash they must be on the prescribed medicine for 24 hrs. before returning to school.
There is a Tylenol permission section on our physical form which must be filled out by the doctor with his signature and the signature of the parent. Tylenol will only be given if we are unable to reach a parent and the child has a fever. If you or your doctor are not comfortable signing this, remember it is optional. If your child or his/her siblings should contract head lice or ringworm, please let us know so we can monitor the class.
In accordance with New York State Law there are procedures that must be followed in order to give medication in school.
A note from the physician stating the medication, dosage, and time to be given must be brought in. A medication permission form must be completed giving the school authorization to administer medication to the child. The medication must be in the original, labeled bottle from the pharmacy. All medication should be transported via the parent, NIS school nurse, social worker, or administrator. NOT in the child’s lunchbox or knapsack.
A medication receipt must be signed.