Medical Info & Requirements
Greetings from Brooklyn Amity School,
I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all students and families as the school's dedicated nurse, Ms. Goncha. Ensuring the health and well-being of our students is my utmost priority. At Brooklyn Amity, we are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that enables each student to thrive academically and personally. The health of our students plays a crucial role in their educational journey, and I am here to provide support, guidance, and care.
As we embark on this school year, it is essential that we collaborate to maintain a healthy school community. I kindly request that all health history, medication forms, and immunization records be updated and submitted for the current school year. It's important to note that forms from previous years are no longer applicable. Your proactive efforts in fulfilling these requirements contribute significantly to the well-being of all students.
Should you have any inquiries or need further assistance regarding health and medical matters, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. Together, we can ensure that every student's health needs are met, allowing them to fully engage in their educational experience at Brooklyn Amity School.
Wishing you a healthy and successful academic year ahead.
Brooklyn Amity School
Letter from School Nurse
Ensuring Health and Safety: Immunization Requirements at Brooklyn Amity School
All students must meet state immunization requirements in order to attend school. The goal of these New York State Department of Health (DOH) requirements is to reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases among children, adolescents, and adults. Each student must have completed the required immunizations in order to attend school. Please be sure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Your child’s healthcare provider can help you determine if he/she needs further immunizations.
Prioritizing Well-Being: Student Health History & Life-Threatening Conditions at Brooklyn Amity School
Let the school nurse know if your child has significant health history, life-threatening allergies, or special medical concerns.
If your child has a life-threatening condition (defined as “a health condition that will put a child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and a nursing plan are not in place”), a nursing Emergency Care Plan (ECP) must be provided by the child’s healthcare provider and/or developed by the School Nurse, in consultation with you, and based on the LHP’s instructions. This includes asthma, diabetes, seizures, and allergy to Epi-pen or other medical conditions.
A PHYSICIAN’S NOTE IS REQUIRED if your child has FOOD allergies. It must be a DIAGNOSED allergy and not just sensitivity.
Student Health History & Life-Threatening Conditions
Medication at Amity
Safeguarding Student Health: Medication at
School - Access Forms at the School Office or on the School Website
When a child requires medication, in most cases this can be given at home, outside the regular school hours. However, if your child must receive medication in order to be in school, you will need to bring to the school a “Medication Administration Form” (MAF), completed by a licensed healthcare provider (LHP) or physician, and signed and dated by a parent/guardian and LHP. All prescription medications require a Medication Administration Form signed by a LHP. All over-the-counter (OTC) medication, requires a MAF or a Parent Request for OTC Medication
For ALL medications, you must bring the medication to the school yourself in the original pharmacy-labeled bottle; do not send it with your child. All medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the school year. Medication not retrieved will be destroyed at the end of the year.
DIABETICS - We must have a School Diabetic Care Plan on file from your physician. Even if you have an insulin pump or only check levels but take no insulin. We need orders in case of emergencies so we are able to assist and care for all diabetic students. We need emergency medications and orders in the health office.
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Critical Care in Focus: Epi-Pens and Respiratory Rescue Inhalers – Exclusive Usage Guidelines
If a student is permitted by the parent/guardian and the LHP to self-carry or self-administer medication (applies only to inhalers or epi-pens), this should be indicated by the LHP on the Medication Administration Form. You MUST have a 2nd epi-pen in the school health office. We recommend a 2nd inhaler to be left in the health office also to serve as a “backup” in case your child forgets to bring it or loses their medication.
EPI-PENS & Respiratory Rescue
Amity Health Office
Your Health Hub: Brooklyn Amity School Nurse's Office
Brooklyn Amity School has a nurse here daily; however, the nurse might not be available at your student’s school that day. When the nurse is not there, trained staff will take on the responsibility of the nurse in addition to their other responsibilities. Therefore, we ask that you keep your sick children at home until they are well. If your child becomes ill while at school, the student needs to go to the health office to be checked. We will call you to come pick him/her up if necessary. Please always be sure the school has current phone numbers for you and other emergency contact persons.
Forms & Documents
Navigating Wellness: Required Health Forms and Documentations for Brooklyn Amity School