• Health Department

    Philosophy
    The registered nurses of the Queensbury Union Free School District believe that a healthy child in a safe and healthy environment is the best learner.

    Our Mission 
    • To support student success by helping them reach their maximum health potential in the school setting by: 
      • Timely and accurate nursing assessment for students and staff
      • Intervention that is appropriate
      • Evaluation and referral for our students and colleagues  
    • To contribute to a healthy school environment for all through: 
      • Infection control
      • Accident prevention
      • Health promotion/education
      • Collaboration with school and community resources 
    How to Keep Your Child's Health Status Up to Date
    Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illness/diseases, new diagnoses or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance.  Please make sure the emergency card is completed, signed and updated as needed.
     
    How to Know When to Keep Your Child Home 
    Is my child too ill to attend school? Parents are often confronted with this decision when a child complains of not feeling well.  Here are some guidelines to help you with your decision:
    • Fever - 100 degrees or higher - should not attend school and should be free of fever 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Sore Throat/Colds/Coughs - Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance.
    • Rash - Accompanied with other symptoms such as fever/sore throat/vomiting should not attend school.
    • Vomiting and Diarrhea - A child should be free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Health Screenings
     
    Queensbury’s Health Services program supports student academic success by promoting health in the school setting.
     
    One way that we provide care for your student is by performing health screenings that are mandated by the State of New York.