Health Services

Academic success of our youth is strongly linked to their health. Our goal is to promote health, learning and overall wellness in our students. We strive to effectively address their health and safety needs while they are attending school.

The school health office in each building of the Monticello Central School District provides:

  • Appraisal of each student’s health status including assessment of immunizations in accordance with New York State Health Department requirements.
  • Monitoring the incidence of communicable disease within the school environment.
  • Providing emergency care during the school day.
  • Promoting positive health awareness and self-esteem for each child.
  • Detecting health problems.
  • Maintaining a health screening program.
  • Providing education in the area of health to students, families and staff.
  • Maintaining health records.


When to Keep Your Child Home from School

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. Please be sure to have a plan for childcare in the event your child needs to stay home.

Please do not send your child to school if he/she has:

  • A fever in the past 24 hours;
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours;
  • Chills;
  • Sore throat;
  • Strep throat (must be taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school);
  • Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night;
  • Head lice- until your child has been treated and cleared by the school nurse;
  • Pink eye- pink eye that is oozing and crusted in the morning (must be on antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school)

If your child becomes sick at school and the school nurse feels he/she is too sick to benefit from school or may be contagious to others, you will be called to come and take your child home.

It is essential that the school has a phone number where you can be reached during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. If your number changes during the year, please notify the school immediately. Please do not send medications to school with your child. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a safe and healthy school year.