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Ronkonkoma Middle School

Health/Nurse's Office

Kathi DiStefano, BSN, RN
Kristy Maskin, RN
Donna Werner, RN
Phone: 631-467-6000 x 4007
Fax: 631-699-0367


Nurse's Letter to Students and Families, April 2020




If a student becomes ill during the school day, his/her teacher will send them to the Nurse's office.  

No student should:
- call or text their parent from their cell phone before reporting to the nurse. If necessary, school personnel will contact the parent or guardian.
- leave the building
- stay in the bathroom because of illness. 

No medication, including aspirin, will be given to a student without a physician's written authorization.  Parents of a student with a specific medication problem should inform the school nurse of the nature of the problem.

Any student who is injured on the way to school or in school, or while participating in a school sport or activity must report to the Nurse's office to complete an accident report. 



Grade 6: Sixth grade students who turn 11 years old during the school year are required to receive a T-dap vaccine upon their 11th birthday. Upon entering 6th grade, all students must receive a second Varicella immunization.
Please submit proof of these immunizations to the nurse by the first day of school.

Grade 7: New York State Law requires physical examinations for all students entering 7th grade. All students entering 7th must have their meningococcal vaccine by 1st day of school. 

Please note: If your child will be participating in a sport and has a sports physical done, they only need to submit the sports physical form.  This serves as both a sports physical AND a 7th grade physical.  Only one physical form is necessary.


NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE).

If your child requires a physical exam you have two choices:


Option 1:  You may have your child examined and screened by your family physician.  If you choose this option, please have the physician complete a school physical form and return it to the school nurse.


Option 2:  You may have your child examined by the school physician.  Please see the school nurse to schedule an appointment.


SCOLIOSIS is a curvature of the spine.  

NY State mandates Scoliosis screening for girls in grades 5 & 7 and boys in grade 9. 

Vision screening for distance, near vision acuity & color perception required within 6 months of admission to school; distance & near vision acuity in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11 and at any other time deemed necessary.

All students who have not handed in a physical to the nurse's office this year will have the screening during their physical education class. If abnormalities are seen, parents will be notified.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse.


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