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2021-2022 Amity Middle School Orange Health Information for Incoming Students

All physicals must be dated AFTER Sept.30, 2020.  If the physical was performed after September 30, 2020 and before June 1, 2021 please turn the Health Assessment Record into your child’s elementary school.  If the physical is performed after June 1st of 2021, please mail or deliver the forms to Amity Middle School - Orange. 

Proof of immunizations (required to enter grade 7) with physician documentation is due to the AMSO health office by 8/15/2021.

You may obtain the School Medication Authorization form on the Amity Region 5 website or you may pick up the forms at Amity Middle School – Orange over the summer. A medication authorization must be completed and on file in the health office for ALL medications (prescription or non-prescription) by the first day of school.

For common questions and answers, please see our Q&A below.

Please contact Patty Masella R.N. at Amity Middle School (203-392-2096) until 6/8/2021 with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Patricia Masella R.N.

Amity Middle School Health Information for 2021-2022 School Year

Q & A

Does my child require a physical exam?

Yes, The State of Connecticut mandates a physical to be performed in Grade 7.  The exam must be documented on the blue Health Assessment Record form, distributed in early March 2021 to all sixth grade students in Orange Elementary Schools.

 

What if I can’t get a physical done for my child until after the 8/15/2021 deadline?

7th grade physicals may be submitted anytime during the 7th grade year, unless they wish to participate in sports.  However, a hard copy of proof of required immunization MUST be on file in the health office by 8/15/2021.  Students will not have access to their PowerSchool schedule and not be allowed to start school without the immunization requirements.

 

What if my child wants to participate in a sport?

There are 3 sport seasons.  The physical on file must be valid for the entire season (from tryouts through the end of the sport) and are good for 1 year only.  If your child is interested in:

·         Fall sport: Co-ed Cross country, Soccer and girls Volleyball, the physical on file must be performed after 11/15/20

·         Winter sport: Basketball the physical on file must be performed after 2/22/2021

·         Spring sport: Baseball, Softball and track, the physical on file must be performed after 05/17/2021

The best time to get a physical is over the summer.  This will allow your child to participate in all 3 seasons if interested.

If your sixth-grade child had a physical exam performed after September 30, 2020 please submit to your child’s elementary school before June 1, 2021 and it will be included with your child’s records when they are forwarded to the middle school.

 

Who do I call if my child will be absent?

You must call the main office phone number 203-392-3200.  If your child is expected to be out more than 1 day to illness you must ALSO contact the health office at 203-392-2096.  All contagious illness should be reported to the nurse i.e.: strep infection, mono, flu-like symptoms with fever, and conjunctivitis.

 

What if my child requires medication during the school hours?

ALL medication (both prescription and non-prescription) requires the SCHOOL MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION form to be completed by the physician, parent and school nurse. All medication is to be administered by the nurse.   These forms may be found on Amity Regional District 5, departments, health.  They may also be picked up at school.  The forms are good for 1 school year. Only bring a 45 day supply of medication at a time.  ALL MEDICATION MUST BE UNOPENED AND IN ITS ORGINAL CONTAINER.  Medication must be picked up by parent/guardian at the end of the school year or it will be discarded.

The nurse may administer Tylenol for minor aches, pains and fever.  Tylenol is a stock item, it is not necessary for you to provide.  You must indicate permission to do so during the online registration process for new students.

 

Can my child self-carry and self-administer an Epi-pen or an inhaler?

Yes, if the physician and parent completed the self-administration section of school medication authorization form and approved by the school nurse.

 

What screening are performed at school?

Scoliosis screening for grade 7 girls and grade 8 boys are performed if they have not been recorded on Health Assessment Record by the physician.