School Nurse

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Susan Horne R.N. (518-747-4529 ext. 3114 or shorne@fortedward.org)

Philosophy: We at Fort Edward school believe that a healthy, safe and a well nourished child is the best learner.

Reminder to have physicals and immunizations updated forany student in kindergarten,2nd,4th,7th,10th, and any new entrants.

Please scroll down for Health Forms.

Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illness/diseases, new diagnoses or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance. Please make sure the emergency card is completed, signed and updated as needed.

Guidelines to help you decide if your child should stay home from school:

  • Strep Throat - antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - Antibiotic Drops for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Fever - 100 degrees or higher - should not attend school and should be free of fever 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Sore Throat/Colds/Coughs - Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance.
  • Rash - Accompanied with other symptoms such as fever/sore throat/vomiting should not attend school.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea - A child should be free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.