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.
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.
- Return to School After Illness Form
- Permission to Administer Medication in School
- Medication Self Carry Permission
- Required NYS Health Examination Form
- Annual Student Health History Update
- Dental Health Certificate Form
Health Examination Requirements
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.
Effective February 1, 2021, schools can no longer accept the health exam if it is not on the required NYS Health Exam Form or an electronic health record equivalent form. ONLY the approved form or electronic equivalent form will be accepted by the school for health examinations.
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.
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.
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.