Reminders from the Health Office

With the start of a new school year approaching, Watervliet’s school nurses remind parents/guardians of the following:

Physicals: Physicals are mandated for all students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, and any student who is new to the school district. Any physical done within one year of the start of the school is accepted. If your child does not have a current physical, the school doctor will provide one unless you opt out in writing.

Medications: If your child needs to have medication administered during the school day – a written note from your child’s physician must be in place. This note must state the name of the medication, dosage and time of administration. The medication must be brought in by an adult in a clearly labelled pharmacy container with the child’s name, the name and dosage of the medication. Notes may be faxed to the Elementary Nurse at 518-629-3250 or the High School Nurse at 518-629-3330.

Whitney Young School-Based Health Center: The staff from the Whitney Young Center is available during the school day to perform yearly physicals, administer any mandated immunizations and assess for any illness or injuries your child may have with no charge to you. If needed they may also assess the need for any medication your child may need to take during the school year. Currently their office is located in the Watervliet High School Health Office. Elementary students can be transported by bus, and a parent does not have to be present. If you are interested, please call 518-629-3270 for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact school nurses:

  • WES: Mrs. Vogel 518-629-3402
  • WJSHS: Mrs. Melucci 518-629-3304