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East Northport Middle School

Notes From The Nurse

Our lives have all been altered and we are hard at work keeping ourselves and our families safe, healthy and HAPPY!! We are all attempting to make a very difficult and challenging situation work with all the uncertainty around us. Although the return to school details for September are very different from the past years, we need to continue moving forward and embrace the new year with all its changes and challenges. WE GOT THIS!!!

If your child is ill-PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME and call the attendance office or nurse’s office to alert us. Please be aware of the COVID symptoms. Students who go home ill from the Health Office will require a doctor’s note clearing them to return.

Fall Sports- (With the hopeful thoughts that we will be able to resume our Middle School Sports…)
Information for 2020 Fall Sports Sign Ups (incoming 7th and 8th grade will be found on the ENMS website once it becomes clarified. Registration will be online through Family ID. Follow the link for Intent to Participate registration. You will receive email confirmation of registration and again for final approval for the sport.

NYS Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year for 6-12th Grades


Number of Doses


3 doses


Age 11:  Must receive an immunization containing Tetanus

Toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)



4 doses

or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at age 4  or older


2 doses

Hepatitis B

3 doses or

2 doses of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax)

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses

Meningococcal conjugate


1 dose for Grade 7 , 8*, 9*& 10 and 11

12th Grade - 2 doses or 1 dose if dose was received at 16yrs or older

Per NYSDOH School Assessment and Compliance Unit:
At this time, the NYSDOH is not issuing exceptions for immunizations because of COVID-19. Children entering or attending school in New York State, including summer school and distance learning, must comply with the NYS immunization requirements.
Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:

  • An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider
  • Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your health care provider or your county health department
  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases
    • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.

As per the New York State Education Department, proof of immunization must be sent to your child’s school nurse, by September 24, 2020 to avoid exclusion from school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or your child’s school nurse.

MEDICATION----New York State Law requires that:

  • New medication forms for both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications must be signed by the provider and parent annually. Orders are good for the entire school year.
  • Medication must remain in the properly labeled pharmacy or original OTC container.
  • If your child’s provider has determined that your child may self-carry and self-administer their medication, please have your healthcare provider complete the appropriate medication form which requires provider consent. Parent signature is also required. *** Self-carry options for Middle School are Benadryl and Epipen only. ***

Medication forms are available on the district web site or may be obtained from the school health office. Your physician may use their own form if desired

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Rita Enright R.N.    
Phone- 631-262-6775    Fax -631-262-6898