Health Services

Here you will find information provided by Chatham’s school nurses as we attempt to answer some of the common questions parents have. Additional information is posted on each school’s individual Health Office website.

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students.

What to do if Your Child Becomes Sick

Please refer to the following resources if your child is exhibiting any symptoms of an illness at home or gets sent home from school due to illness.

CCSD Guidelines Regarding Student Illnesses

NYSDOH COVID-19 In-Person Decision Making Flowchart for Student Attendance

NYSDOH Fowchart: My child has COVID-19 symptoms. When can they go back to school?

More information on our District’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is available on our Coronavirus Response page…

To download a health form, please click on one of the following forms.

 

Health Examination Requirements

As of July 1, 2018 New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade or entering the school district for the first time. Learn more…

 

Mandatory Immunization

Prior to entering school, children must be fully immunized. Documentation of immunization is required. For more information, call the health office in your child’s school building.

 

Physical Education

Any student wishing to participate in extracurricular sports must have a current physical on file. Physicals are current for one year from the date of the form. If that physical is dated more than 30 days before the start of the sports season tryouts, the Athletic Health History Form must be filled out and returned to the nurse not more than 30 days before tryouts begin.

 

Working Papers

All students ages 14 – 17 who are interested in getting a job should fill out Part I of the Application for Employment Certificate form. Students should also check with the High School Nurse regarding their physical status; students must have had a physical within the last year.