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Tecumseh Elementary

Health Office

Dorrie Darcy R.N., B.S.N
Phone # 445-8282
Fax  # 445-9872


Covid-19 Information

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

Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting and/or 


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


NYS Health Appraisals and Immunization Requirements


Immunization Requirements:


Health Examination and Screening Requirements

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:


Useful Links

Fight the Flu!

Parents of incoming students with Health Concerns/Allergies
Please contact me via email or phone ASAP if your child has a health concern that needs to be addressed at school! 



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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