Mrs. Jennifer Peters, R.N. staffs the Health Office
The health office is open to students, parents, and staff every Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. during the regular school year.
A variety of health services are offered to the Hoover Middle school students. Please note that the school nurse cannot serve as a substitute for the family doctor. Therefore, a child who is ill or sustained an injury at home should not be sent to school for the school nurse to determine if the child is well enough to be in school. The family doctor should be consulted first.
Any deviations from normal of any school health screenings will receive a follow up call or referral letter from Mrs.Peters.
Mrs. Peters also provides first aid and care for children who get ill during the school day. You will be notified if there is need to take your child for any follow up medical care, or to be taken home for the day due to illness or injury.
Please keep all emergency contact information current and on file in the school health office. It is of extreme importance that you fill in all information on the green emergency card brought home by students at the beginning of the year and update the information as changes occur.
Please send in a complete change of clothing for your child to keep in his/her locker. Include underwear and outer wear to be used in case of emergency, or need for a change during the school day.
If you have any further questions please contact Mrs. Peters by phone at 874-8405 or fax at 874-8470
Required for all 2017-2018 7th Graders ...
- New York State requires all 7th grade students to have a physical exam. Forms and information about this will be sent home with this year's sixth graders in May. Please contact the Hoover Middle School Health office or see the HEALTH OFFICE web pages if you have questions.
- All 6th graders going into 7th grade in the Fall 2017, will need to receive a meningitis vaccine. Please contact your health care provider to see if your child has had this, or if you need to make an appointment to receive one. Proof of this vaccine will be required for entry into 7th grade in September 2017. Further information can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal/
REMINDER ABOUT MEDICATIONS: Any medications needed during the school day MUST be taken to the nurse. Please DO NOT send medications in with your child or drop them off in the Main Office. Physician orders need to be verified and parental signatures may be needed on medication forms.
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE BY TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH. NO MEDICATIONS WILL BE KEPT OVER THE SUMMER FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. ANY MEDICATION NOT PICKED UP WILL BE DISPOSED OF PER NYS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION REGULATIONS. PLEASE CONTACT THE HEALTH OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU!!!!
Please refer to the following websites, which may be of interest to you:
General Guidelines for Keeping Children Home from School Due to Illness (from Erie County Department of Health):
or you can dial 2 1 1 or 851-5555 24 hours a day/7 days a week
is a website which will give you information on many community agencies servicing western new york residence.
www.reyessyndrome.org do not give your child any medication containing aspirin products. Please open the Reyes Syndrome website link to get a list of medications containing aspirin product. Always purchase non-aspirin products to give to your child after consulting with your health care provider.
www.health.state.ny.us information on immunization requirements for school entrance and child health plus (health insurance, etc.)
Poison help/poison control: 1-800-222-1222 is the National toll free hotline #. www.poison.org
For updates & guidance related to medical conditions, go to: www.cdc.gov