School Nurse

    100 Montgomery St

    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Phone: (845) 451-4600 EXT: 7410

    Fax: (845) 625-1413

    Welcome to Clinton Elementary School! We hope your child’s experience here is a healthy and prosperous one. We would like to take this opportunity to explain some rules of the School Health Office and ask for your help to maintain a safe environment.

    Please note that all contact information NEEDS to be updated. Along with an emergency contact in case we can NOT reach our parents. 


    Special Health Needs:

    Please communicate any special health needs or problems to the school nurse (ex: asthma, allergies (food, bees stings), difficulty with hearing, vision or speech, medications, accidents, stitches, contagious or serious illness, or surgery).  The need for special aid such as a wheelchair or crutches requires a medical doctor’s order.

    Medication in School:

    If your child must have medication, prescribed or OTC, while in school or at a school activity, the following must be met:

    - The school must have on file a written order from a duly licensed physician. Verbal or telephone orders are not acceptable.

    - Written permission from the parent or guardian.

    - The medication must be in a properly labeled container and brought in by the parent to be stored in the health office.

    - If the student is going to carry and self-administer the medication, the order must state that they may carry and self-administer the medication.


    ***Please note: A new medication order must be submitted each school year regardless of past use. Medication forms are available from the school nurse.

    All students in New York State are required to be properly immunized before entering. Please see a list of required immunizations at www.health.ny.gov.
    School Physicals:
    New York State requires annual Physical Examination & Vision & Hearing screenings for students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th or for those newly enrolled in the district.