SCHOOL QUARANTINE RELEASE PROTOCOLS (STARTING MARCH 8, 2021)
The Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) requires medical clearance for individuals to return to school following a quarantine.
For individuals who test positive for COVID, and/or those placed in quarantine for an exposure outside of school, a release letter from an outside medical provider is still required to return to school.
However, under revised guidance from the OCDOH, and the approval of the district’s Medical Director, there is a change in the release protocol for individuals quarantined by the district, following exposure to a positive case in the school setting. This change goes into effect starting March 8, 2021, and does not apply to individuals placed on school quarantine prior to that date.
Students, faculty and staff placed in quarantine due to a school exposure may continue to submit an outside provider’s release note OR complete a “Screening Release Form from School Quarantine” to be cleared to return to school. By submitting the screening form below, individuals attest their compliance with quarantine guidelines and the absence of symptoms. Please note that forms are school- and/or staff-specific. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.
- High School Screening Release Form from School Quarantine
- SPANISH: HS Liberación de cuarentena por exposición A LA ESCUELA
- Employee Screening Release Form from School Quarantine
New guidelines from NYS Dept of Health: Mandates for those students entering 9th and 12th grades in September 2020. Please feel free to call the health office to speak with the nurse if you have any questions.
If you are having a physical with your own MD, you can download a copy of our school physical form AND the form for medication to be given in school from the "Health Office Forms" tab at left. Call or email any questions. MD order and parent permission required for any medications to be dispensed at school. ONLY parent can bring medication to school with proper forms completed. See "Health Office Forms" tab at left.
All 9th and 11th graders and students new to the district must have a physical on file from within the last school year. For the 2020-21- school year, the deadline is Oct. 31, 2020.. If you do not have one, your own doctor or the school's nurse practitioner can do the physical for you. This is required by New York State Education Law.
A parent may write a P.E. excuse for 1 (one) day per school year. After that, a physician note is required.
- Any student unable to participate in P.E., either due to illness or injury, must provide a doctor's note to the Health Office prior to P.E. class. DO NOT GIVE THE NOTE TO THE TEACHER. A clearance note from the same physician will then be required to return to P.E. The student's P.E. teacher will assign written work to be completed in lieu of class, to make a grade for that time period.
- Any student on a medical excuse is ineligible to play on a sports team until cleared by their physician.
- If your student is placed on crutches & on the elevator, only that student goes on the elevator and must be able to carry their books (backpack).
- They must use crutches & elevator, until clearance note stating otherwise, is received from their physician.
- Students that require any medication at school, including over-the-counter Tylenol, Advil or even Tums, must have a permission slip on file signed by his/her physician and parent. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Medications may NOT be carried on their person in school.
Mrs. Janice Rowe, R.N.
School Nurse, Ext: 24532
Mrs. Marianna Sackmann, R.N., BSN
School Nurse, Ext: 24534
Mrs. Rachael DeCarvalho
Health Office Assistant, Ext: 24531
Telephone: (845) 497-4000
Fax: (845) 497-4034