Dorrie Darcy R.N., B.S.N
Phone # 445-8282
Fax # 445-9872
According to the CDC the most common symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:
Fever or chills (100°F or greater)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss oftaste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting and/or Diarrhea
Jamesville-DeWitt follows the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit when determining if a child can attend school and when staff can go to work. Please refer to the toolkit for help in determining if your child can attend school or return to school after an illness.
Follow this link for updated Covid-19 information from the Onondaga County Health Department
Follow this link for information on Covid-19 testing in Onondaga County
Health Examination and Screening Requirements: https://www.schoolhealthny.com/cms/lib/NY01832015/Centricity/Domain/88/NYS_NYCScreen_ExamReq2018.pdf
Please note change: Health exams are now required in kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade. Physicals dated after 9/1/2019 are acceptable.
Screenings will be conducted at school. If the results indicate that your child requires further follow-up you will receive written notification.
Medication at School
If your child needs to take medication at school, NYS guidelines must be followed. The requirements are: a written order from the physician, written request from the parent to administer medication during school, and the medication brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original, labeled container. Medications are to be left in the school health office; elementary age children are NOT allowed to carry their inhalers with them. These regulations apply to ALL medications, prescription and over-the-counter, and must be renewed each year.
Nut Free Classrooms
While some reactions can be mild, many students with severe food allergies experience serious, potentially life-threatening symptoms to eating (and sometimes touching and smelling) the food they are allergic to. A peanut free table is available to these students in the cafeteria so there is no need to be concerned about packed lunches from home. Please pay close attention to the snacks that you provide for your child to be eaten in the classroom, this includes birthday and holiday parties. For a comprehensive list of nut free snacks please follow this link: