School Nurse

Primary-Elementary School

Grades UPK-2

Lynnette Jones, RN
Mary Casella, RN


FAX (585)396-3779

Grades 3-5

Cecelia Munn, RN
Jill Cross, RN


FAX (585)396-3954

Middle School

Kelly Smith, RN
Lorraine Ryan, RN


FAX (585)396-3874

High School

Marcia Rebmann, RN
Donna Ryan, RN


FAX (585)396-3957

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Health Information


Immunization Requirement for 6th Graders

New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations to enter 6th grade and attend school. The required immunizations are:

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) booster is required for all 6th graders who are age 11.

If your child has already had the vaccine, please send in documentation to the health office before the first day of school.

If your child is not yet 11 years old, please make a vaccine appointment for after their 11th birthday and send documentation of their scheduled appointment to the Middle School Health Office.

Varicella (chickenpox) immunization - 2 doses are required for starting 6th grade.

Please be sure to submit proof of immunizations to the Middle School Health Office.

Failure to provide proof of immunizations may result in your child being excluded from school.

Medication Information

Canandaigua, New York 14424

Medication Information Sheet For Parents

The school district discourages the use of medications during school hours. However, when medication is necessary, we ask that you follow the following guidelines. Please call the Health Office if you need further clarification.

A. All prescription and non-prescription medications taken at school require a doctor’s order and a parent’s permission on file in the permanent health record.

B. Students may carry medications and self-administer only if the following conditions have been satisfied:

1. The medication permission form and request to carry and self-medicate with an attestation stating both the diagnosis, and that the student has demonstrated they can effectively administer the medication(s).

( available in the health office- or on web site) is signed by the physician and parent and is on file in the Health Office.

2.School nurse assesses the student to be responsible.

3.Only inhalers, Epi Pens or diabetic supplies may be carried.

4.If medication is lost or if there is a failure to cooperate, the privilege will be rescinded.

5.Life-saving medicines are also kept in the health office for emergency use.

C. Students may not transport medication on the bus to or from school unless previously arranged.

D. When A CONTROLLED medication, such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, is brought in, the nurse and the parent will count the number of pills and note this on the medication sheet. Parents will be notified if the diminishing count appears incorrect.

E. All medication maintained within our schools will be kept in a locked and secure place. This means if your child has been granted permission to carry and self-administer medicine, their supply must be locked in their lockers, kept on their person, or handed to a supervisor for safe-keeping when either of the above cannot be assured. Please educate them.

F. HELPFUL HINT: If the medication must be administered in school, please have the pharmacist divide the prescription into two labeled containers. If your child uses an inhaler at school, Have the pharmacist label the inhaler itself, not just the box.

G. The parent must pick up all unused medication, or it will be destroyed after one (1) month. If a parent requests in writing that a medication be discontinued before a physician’s order, the physician will be notified by the RN of the discontinuation of the physician’s order.

H. The District may intervene, confiscate, and discipline the student for in-school use of any medication outside the health office unless the following conditions are met:

1. The student has a note from a parent stating the name of the medication that the parent permits the student to use in school and specific dosing instructions concerning the safe use of the medication. There must be a private provider’s patient specific order. (only inhalers, Epi Pens and diabetic supplies may be self carried)

Thank you for your cooperation and support in the matter.

Required Screenings

The Canandaigua School District must comply with all the New York State laws and regulations related to school health.

The State requirements for school health services include:
  • A physical examination & dental exam for new entrants, grades 2, 4, 7, and 10.
  • A complete immunization record for all students.
  • Scoliosis Screening in grades 5 through 9.
  • Vision Screening for new entrants and grades 3, 5, 7, and 10.
  • Hearing Screening for students who are new entrants and grades 3, 5, 7, and 10.
  • A physical examination each year for interscholastic school sports.
  • A physical examination for work permits.

We recommend that your own healthcare provider give your child’s physical examination. A dental examination is recommended on the same schedule as the physical examinations. These appraisals/examinations must have been given within the last twelve months of the first day of school. A form, available on the web site, is to be filled out by your healthcare provider. Please have your provider complete it and return it to your child’s School Health Office as soon as possible.

We encourage parents/guardians to contact your child’s school nurse with questions or concerns. If you wish your student’s screening (scoliosis, vision, and hearing) done by your own physician, please call your school nurse.

A student should stay home from school if he or she:
• Has a fever of 100 degrees or more
• Has had a fever above 100 degrees in the last 24 hours
• Has vomited in the last 24 hours
• Has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
• Has a runny nose that requires a great deal of management time
• Has a persistent cough that interferes with concentration
• Is too tired to engage in usual activities
• Has a significantly decreased appetite
• Has eye(s) that are red, watery, or draining
• Has been on a medication for an infection for fewer than 24 hours

Generally, after the above listed symptoms disappear, students require an additional 24 hours to recover. If you are in doubt about whether or not to send your child to school during or following an illness, please call the health office at your child's school for advice. If your child has a persistent cough, rash, fever, bump, or other bothersome symptom, you should contact your pediatrician.