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Nov 16, 2018
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Health & Safety: School Nurses

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polar bear health exhibitA child's ability to learn is influenced by his or her health. The BH-BL school nurses provide both health assessment and health information to enhance the quality of education and the quality of life for our students.

The role of the school nurse is to assess a student’s condition through objective and subjective data in order to make appropriate decisions and recommendations to parents/guardians about illnesses or injuries occurring during the school day and when/ if to seek out medical evaluation and treatment. Please do not send students to school to be diagnosed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the nurse at your child’s school.


BH-BL School Nurses

Charlton Heights Elementary School
Cheryl Traver - 518-399-9141, ext. 85505


Pashley Elementary School
- 518-399-9141, ext. 84507


Stevens Elementary School
Tracy Hay - 518-399-9141, ext. 83504


O'Rourke Middle School
Kathy Greco -518- 399-9141, ext. 84035


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School
Donna Fredericks - 518-399-9141, ext. 83102


If your child does not feel well

If you suspect your child may be ill, please do NOT send him or her to school. We are committed to reducing the spread of infectious conditions and are not equipped to manage a sick child at school for any extended period of time.

See addition information about specific communicable diseases and conditions by clicking here.

Some other considerations:


A student should NOT attend school if:

  • A fever (100º or greater) is present. A student’s temperature should be normal without medication (Tylenol or Advil) for 24 hours before he or she returns to school.
  • The student has a cold with persistent heavy nasal discharge.
  • A persistent uncontrollable cough is present.
  • Vomiting occurs before school.
  • An unidentified rash is present.
  • The student has a very painful sore throat or a sore throat lasting longer than 24-48 hours and is getting worse. (Note: Students who have a strep throat infection should take their prescribed antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. It takes 24 hours of an antibiotic regimen before the child is no longer contagious.)
  • He or she generally does not feel well.


Your child’s physician is the best source of information and advice in regard to your child’s health or illness. You are also welcome to contact your school nurse.


Student Emergency Information Update forms

We rely on the Student Emergency Information Update form to provide up to date contact information for family, emergency contacts in case we are unable to reach parents/guardians for students, and a brief statement of any pertinent health issues that the nurse should be aware of.

  • Please be sure to send in the Student Emergency Information Update form as soon as possible so our records reflect the most current contact and emergency information for your child.
  • If your child has any health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, epilepsy, severe allergies, eye or ear problems, chronic conditions or any new heath problems and medications taken at home, and you have not put that information on a Student Information Update form, please contact the nurse at your child's school.