Health Services

Overview

The School Nurses of our district are committed to providing your child with the highest level of care possible and value a proactive approach to overall student wellness. Our goal is to assist and care for all students with any health related issues so they may enjoy and get the most from their educational experience. To that end, the school-parent partnership is vital. Please be sure to communicate any important information regarding your child’s medical condition(s) and/or medication(s) directly to his/her respective school nurse.

Student Health Forms

School Absences/Illness

In the event your child is absent from school, you must notify the Main Office. If your child has a contagious illness, it is appropriate to inform the Health Office. If your child has a temperature of greater than 100.0 in the previous 24 hours he/she needs to stay home. They can return to school after being 24 hours fever free without the help of fever reducers.

Administering Prescription, Over-the-Counter, & Topical Medications

In order for a school nurse to administer medication(s), NYS law requires that each student have a patient-specific order from a licensed prescriber and written parent/guardian permission for any prescription or over the counter medication, including topicals (i.e. ointment, Calamine lotion, Benadryl, skin lotions, Vaseline, etc.). All medications (prescription and over the counter) must adhere to these guidelines and must be brought in by a parent in the original container.

Download the Parent Authorization Form

Additional permission is required for those students who request permission to carry their own medication on campus or keep this medication in a P.E. Locker. Please contact your school nurse directly.

Nurses and Contact

Colonial School

Denise McCarthy, 914-738-2680 ext. 1504

Hutchinson School

Elizabeth Wolfenhaut, 914-738-3640 ext. 1702

Prospect Hill School

TBD, 914-738-6690 ext. 1405

Siwanoy School

Michelle Rivera, 914-738-7650 ext. 1603

Pelham Middle School

Margaret McCarthy, 914-738-8190 ext. 1214

Pelham Memorial High School

Kelly Henry, 914-738-8110 ext. 1128