Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School
197 North Country Road
Miller Place, New York 11764
Health Office Phone (631) 474-2721
Health Office Fax (631) 331-4342
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the Health Office website. Please look through the tabs at the left of your screen. This is where you will now find notices that we used to send home in your child’s folder. All of the Health Office forms are also available for you to download and print at home.
If your child is going to be absent, please call the Health Office at 474-2721. Our office has voice mail so you may leave a message at any time. If you do not call in your child’s absence, Mrs. Guido will call your home, work, and/or cell numbers to determine why your child is not in school.
WHEN IS MY CHILD SICK ENOUGH TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
This is not always an easy decision to make.
A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so that you will have a place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.
Children should not return to school if:
- They have had a fever in the past 24 hours greater than 100 degrees orally, without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- Strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye). They must be taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Please remember to dress your children appropriately for recess. We recommend sneakers for the playground and coats, hats, and gloves during the winter season. Unless it is raining, there is snow on the ground, or very cold, the children usually go outside for recess.
Noreen Killeen, RN
School Nurse LADSBS