Health Services Overview
All students in the Lewiston-Porter School District, whether in a public or private school, are served by a New York State Registered Nurse. These nurses provide immediate first aid and medical care, administer prescribed medications, do health teaching and maintain individual health records on every child.School PhysicalAny student new to the Lewiston-Porter School District and all students entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 must present a satisfactory health examination certificate and immunization record upon entrance to school. Generally, a 30 day grace period can be applied for students transferring from outside New York State.Dental CertificatesDental certificates are also requested for each year that a health examination is required. (New entrants, pre-K or K, grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11).ScreeningsNew York State requires hearing, vision and scoliosis screenings depending on grade. Hearing and vision screenings are performed on those students in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11. Screening for scoliosis is done for girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.
A complete screening is done for all new entrants to the district. Evaluations are also done at a parent/guardian request or teacher referral throughout the school year.Lewiston-Porter Central School District's Medication Policy discourages the administration of medication in school and encourages the physician to adjust dosage intervals so that medication can be given at home. If that is not possible, statutory regulations require a written order from the student's physician and written permission from the parent to administer medication at school.
Prescription medications (e.g. epi-pens, antibiotics, inhalers, insulin) and over-the-counter medications (e.g. Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, cold meds) all follow the same guidelines. They must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian in the original container along with a written order from the physician and written permission from the parent. The order must state the student's name, medication, dosage, route and time to be given. Only rescue inhalers or epi-pens may be carried by a student and require special permission from the physician and notification of such to the health office. No other medications may be kept in lockers, purses or book bags. Need more info? Contact your child's school nurse.Attention AthletesAll student athletes must have a current physical on file to even try out for a sport. Physicals are valid for one year from the date of the examination.Please remember to submit all physical examination certificates and immunization records to the school nurse to be added to your student's permanent record. Do not turn the paperwork in to the coach and keep a copy for your files.It is requested that you submit a copy of your child’s annual physical to the health office regardless of grade requirement. Please know that requirements for immunizations and physical examinations may change. Visit the New York State website for the most current requirements.Students may not attend school in excess of 14 days from the beginning of the school year without an up-to-date immunization record on file in the health office.
Feel free to contact your student's school nurse at any time! We are here for you and your family!