MARATHON SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC
Marathon Central School offers a unique program called the Marathon School Health Clinic, sponsored by the Family Health Network. The clinic is an all inclusive doctor’s office conveniently located in your child’s school, and is available with no out of pocket costs. Services offered by the clinic include: treatment of acute illness, monitoring of chronic illness, physicals, immunizations, allergy injections, and other general healthcare needs.
If you wish to have your child seen for an acute illness, remember you may notify the Marathon School Health Clinic by note or phone call. If your child is home ill, you may also call for an appointment and bring your child in to be seen.
In addition to our medical services, our School Health Clinic also provides annual preventative dental services to K, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th graders. The dental services include oral health education and promotion, dental screenings and referrals, sealants, cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, case management and assisting in the establishment of a dental home as needed. Be on the lookout for a green folder to be sent home with your child. Please sign and return all forms.
If you have any questions about the School Health Clinic or would like to enroll, please contact Carol (Appleby) at 849-3180 or Teresa (Jr/Sr High School) at 849-3900.
HEALTH EXAM AND SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
1. Health exams/appraisals: A health certificate, including body mass index and weight status category, is required for all students new to the district, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 2nd, 4th, 7th, 10th graders. The health certificate must be dated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the school year in which it is required -or- the date of entrance to the school for new entrants. Health certificates must be submitted within 30 days of entrance into school or grades mentioned above, in order to continue attendance.
2. Vision screening: Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th graders. Near vision acuity, hyperopia, and color perception screening for all newly entering students.
3. Hearing screening: All newly entering students and students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th graders.
4. Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a spinal curvature. All students in grades 5-9 will be screened.
Sign-in/Sign-out at HS - Your student needs to go to the Guidance Office to sign-in/sign-out. Students must sign out before leaving the building, even if they are planning to return later in the day. Please send a note to school with your student indicating the need to leave school. Students can not just sign themselves out, they must have parental permission to leave the building.
Fever - If a student has a fever, please keep him/her at home. Students with temperatures of 100.5 or higher will be sent home. Students with temperatures below 100.5 will be assessed and a referral made to School Medical Services (SMS) on an as needed basis. It is recommended that your student stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours.
Vomiting - Any student who has an episode of vomiting will be sent home from school. Please do not send your student to school if they have vomited in the last 24 hours.
Family Health Network (FHN) staff at Appleby Elementary
Bridget Savory, RPA-C, (607) 849-3180
Carol Turshman, SHA, (607) 849-3180
Quick Links . . .
Dorleen Kellicutt, RN at Appleby Elementary, (607) 849-3180, Fax (607) 849-4730
MEDICATION POLICY (This is NYS law)
1. All medications MUST be delivered to the health office by an adult. Medications delivered by a student will be held and a parent will be contacted to visit the health office in order to confirm the medication and to sign an authorization form.
2. A doctor’s order is required for all medications, including over the counter drugs such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Anbesol, cough drops and medicated skin creams. Please be sure to ask your healthcare provider for a copy of the written order for the school nurse. A pharmacy label is NOT a doctor’s order.
3. Medication MUST be delivered in its original, pharmacy labeled container. Another such container should be provided for use outside of school (such as field trips); the pharmacy will provide an extra bottle at your request.
Embrace * Educate * Empower
From the link above, you will have access to the forms that you need to fill out and get to the appropriate Nurses office. The phone and fax numbers are listed at the top of this page. This is
also where you will find the ES and HS Health newsletters.
DENTAL CERTIFICATE REQUEST (NOT A REQUIREMENT)
1. A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades.