Nurse/Health Office

The main function of the school nurse is to provide for the health concerns of students and staff, managing health problems and injuries when they occur, administer necessary medications, and provide support for the teachers with up-to-date health information and health lessons for the classroom.

Children who are healthy and who are getting good nutrition and proper rest are better able to learn and participate in class. The school health office is also a community resource room, where the school nurse can provide information on the many resources which are available to our families. Please inform the Health Office if there are any health concerns for your child that the school nurse should be aware of. 


ON CAMPUS PCR TESTING
For the convenience of our students and their families, and when COVID-19 symptoms appear while here at school, we are pleased to be able to now offer these PCR diagnostic tests here in our Nurse’s office.
In order for your child to be able to participate in the program, a parent/guardian will need to complete the following steps:

1. Visit the following link: https://app.clarifi-covid-19.com/ 2. Click “Register” and complete the registration process 3. Create a profile for each of your children (every child must have their own profile)

Once you have registered your child, if your child is displaying symptoms while at school, and with your permission, the student will administer their own PCR test (under the supervision of one of our school nurses) and then the district will send the test out for processing.  

Although your child will still be required to remain at home until the results of the PCR test are received, providing the option to test at school will eliminate the need for a visit to the doctor’s office.






How To Self-Administer The Clarifi COVID-19 Saliva Test - child

 


NYSDOH COVID-19 In-Person Decision Making Flowchart for Student Attendance
Please review the following documents provided by the NYS Department of Health regarding procedures for student attendance. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school until our School Nurse clears you to do so. Contact Info: Lori Keith, RN; (518)-638-8243 ext. 518; Keith_L@Argylecsd.org

Can My Child Go To School Today? (PDF)

My child has COVID-19 symptoms. When can they go back to school? (PDF)