Elementary Health Office


    Health Office


    16 Lockhart Lane

    Highland, New York 12528

    Phone: 845-691-1065 FAX: 845-691-1064  



    Welcome to the Highland Elementary School! We hope your child’s experience here is a healthy and prosperous one. We would like to take this opportunity to explain some rules of the School Health Office and ask your help to maintain a safe environment.


    Special Health Needs:

    Please communicate any special health needs or problems to the school nurse (ex: asthma, allergies (food, bees stings), difficulty with hearing, vision or speech, medications, accidents, stitches, contagious or serious illness, or surgery).  The need for special aid such as a wheelchair or crutches requires a Medical Doctor’s order.


    Medication in School:

    If your child must have medication, prescribed or OTC, while in school or at a school activity, the following must be met:

    -          The school must have on file a written order from a duly licensed physician. Verbal or telephone orders are not acceptable.

    -          Written permission from the parent or guardian.

    -          The medication must be in a properly labeled container and brought in by the parent to be stored in the health office.

    -          If the student is going to carry and self administer the medication, the order must state that they may carry and self administer the medication.


    ***Please note: A new medication order must be submitted each school year regardless of past use. Medication forms are available from the school nurse.



    All students in New York State are required to be properly immunized before entering kindergarten. Please see a list of required immunizations at www.health.ny.gov.


    School Physicals:

    New York State mandates an annual Physical Examination & Vision & Hearing screenings for students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th or for those newly enrolled in the district.


    Change of clothes:

    Please provide spare clothing for your child to keep in school in case of any type of accident.