Lansingburgh School District Health Services Informaton
Whitney Young Health Center acts as the school physician and oversees the health services offered by the district. Each school has nursing services available to complete mandatory screenings such as vision and hearing, dispense physician prescribed medication to students, ensure updated physical exams and immunizations are recorded, and provide emergency medical care.
Lansingburgh Health Announcements
3/3/2020 - The following is a brief memo from Lansingburgh Superintendent, Dr. Abitabile, regarding the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). The text of the memo is below as well as a PDF.
This message was sent out today via e-mail and text message alert to all Lansingburgh parents/guardians on file with the district. If you believe you should have received this message and did not, please contact your child's main office to ensure they have your correct and up-to-date contact information.
(2/11/2020) Below you can find a recent informational parent/guardian letter from the New York State Center for Health about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). It answers basic questions you may have about this new virus, including symptoms and prevention measures. Since the Coronavirus is still very new, information may be subject to change in the future.
(1/30/2020) Sometimes it's tricky knowing when to keep your student home from school and when to send them back to school.
Additionally, it's tough knowing which health-related issues you should tell your student's school nurse about.
To help clear things up, Lansingburgh Health Services staff made a couple of one-page guides. Check them out if you're unsure about keeping your student home/sending them back to school or unsure if you should tell the nurse about your student's health issue.
12/13/2019 - New York State Education Law requires a Health Examination (or Physical) for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering grades Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th.
The Health Examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner on the approved NYSED student health examination form for school. A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when the required grade student starts. If your child has an appointment for an exam after the 30 days, please notify Health Office or list below. If Health Office does not receive a notification, a physical will be scheduled at school for a later date.
Please use one the forms below to inform the district of whether you intend to have a family physician or the school district physician perform the examination
7/23/2019 - New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department created a FAQ document to provide further guidance to parents/guardians on the amendment regarding required New York State student immunizations.
6/25/2019 - We're notifying Lansingburgh families that recently enacted legislation signed by Governor Cuomo has eliminated non-medical exemptions (including religious exemptions) as a reason to refuse school vaccination requirements. All non-medical reasons, including religious reasons, are no longer an acceptable reason for students not being vaccinated against measles or other diseases.
Please carefully review this information as this legislation is effective immediately as of June 13, 2019.
Students attending public, private or parochial school who claimed a religious exemption to required immunizations in the past must now receive the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019, to attend or remain in school or child daycare.
Lansingburgh Health Services Staff
|Christine Young||Knickerbacker Middle School / Lansingburgh High School||LPNfirstname.lastname@example.org||(518)233-6821|
|Suzanne Anthony||Rensselaer Park Elementary School||School Nurseemail@example.com||(518)233-6823 x5114|
|JulieAnn Welch||Catholic Central High School||School Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org||(518)235-7100 x216|
|Penny Tobias||Knickerbacker Middle School/Lansingburgh High School||School Nurseemail@example.com||(518)233-6821|
|Reene McGreevy||Turnpike Elementary School||School Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org||(518) 233-6822 x104112|