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Vaccine Specific Information - Proposed by NYS

  • MMR: Students in grades K-12 will require 2 doses of measles and mumps vaccines and 1 dose of rubella vaccine upon entry.
  • DTaP: Students in grades K-5 will require 5 doses upon entry (unless the 4th dose was given after age 4, then they only requires 4 doses). 
  • Polio:  grades K, 1, 6, 7  will require  4 doses (unless the 4th dose was given after age 4, then they only require 3 doses).
  • Varicella:  grades K, 1, 6, 7 will require 2 doses.
  • Meningococcal:  All kids entering 7th and 12th grade; must have the meningococcal vaccine
 
SUNSCREEN - Students are allowed to carry and apply sunscreen as long as the parent provides written permission and the sunscreen for use.
 

Pertussis Information

Please refer to the Pertussis Fact Sheet linked below for information regarding the signs and symptoms of this illness. If you or your children have symptoms suggestive of Pertussis, please contact your private medical provider. In addition, please notify the district by calling your nurse's office if you are told you have a confirmed case.

The best prevention for Pertussis is vaccination. This is especially important if you or your family are around infants or children who are not fully immunized or individuals with compromised immune systems or chronic health care needs.
 

Mandated Screenings

The following screening evaluations are conducted by the school nurse who will advise you of any concerns: 

  1. Distance visual acuity for all new entrants and for children in grades Pre K, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3 5, 7 and 11, or at any other time deemed essential.
  2. Near visual acuity for all new entrants within six months of entrance and grades Pre K, Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11.
  3. Color perception for all new entrants within six months of entrance.
  4. Hearing acuity for all new entrants and for those in grades Pre K, Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, and at any other time deemed essential.
  5. Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) for girls in grades 5 and 7; boys in grade 9.

 

Contact your nurse:

Don't forget to call or email the health office when your student will be absent or leaving early!!
 
School Nurse Phone Email
Richard Mann Elementary  
(315) 986-3521, ext. 1530
FAX: (315) 986-2318
esnurse@gananda.org
Middle School Kim Roach, RN
(315) 986-3521, ext. 2519
FAX: (315) 986-1716
kroach@gananda.org
Ruben A. Cirillo High School  
(315) 986-3521, ext. 3160
FAX: (315) 986-4726
hsnurse@gananda.org
 
*** information on BMI reporting to the state is found under each schools own link above ***
 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; 
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
 

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.

Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520