Liz Borst, RN
Full Time Elementary School Nurse
(607) 869-9636 Ext. 4141

Heather Reed, RN
Part Time School Nurse
(607) 869-9636 Ext. 4102

Diane Cleveland
Elementary Health Office Aide
Attendance Clerk
(607) 869-9636 Ext. 4141

Ashley Sheldon, RN
Middle/Senior School Nurse
(607) 869-9636 Ext. 4102

Nicole Nelson
Middle/Senior Health Office Aide
(607) 869-9636 Ext. 4102



NYS Requirements for Health Examinations and Dental Certificate Information

NYS requires a NEW School Health Examination Form to be completed in entirety by private health care provider or school medical director. NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, annually for interscholastic sports, and working papers as needed, or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). The law has been amended and we are now required to ask for a dental certificate as well. You can obtain a blank dental form from the Health Office and also on the website. Although the law does not currently mandate that students have to have this screening done, we do encourage good dental health for our students and recommend that an exam be done during the same year that the physical is required. The following are clinics in the area that will provide exams and give certificates at free or reduced prices.

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Immunization Requirements for NYS

The Bureau of Immunization of the New York State Department of Health has legal authority to ensure that schools throughout the state comply with Section 2164(7)(a) of the Public Health Law related to immunization requirements for school entry. Public Health Law Section 2164(7)(a) requires that:

No principal, teacher, owner or person in charge of a school shall permit any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of fourteen days, without the certificate provided for in subdivision five of this section or some other acceptable evidence of the child's immunization against poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, tetanus and pertussis and, where applicable, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease; provided, however, such fourteen day period may be extended to not more than thirty days for an individual student by the appropriate principal, teacher, owner or other person in charge where such student is transferring from out-of-state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary certification or other evidence of immunization.

Please be advised that findings of violations of the Public Health Law may result in the imposition of a civil penalty of up to $2,000 per violation. Each student who is permitted to attend school in violation of the requirement of Section 2164(7)(a) constitutes the basis for a separate violation of the Public Health Law for which a civil penalty may be imposed. A student is in compliance with the immunization requirements when he or she meets the criteria set forth in Section 2164 of the Public Health Law. A copy of Section 2164 is available in the School Survey Instruction Booklet at

South Seneca Elementary is fortunate to have dental care available at school, although the dental hygienists cannot sign the Dental Certificate. The primary focus of the “Going Miles for Healthy Smiles” dental program provided by the Ovid Community Health Center is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible dental services to children. The program offers a free dental screening/ referral, and homecare instructions to every student. A cleaning (prophylaxis) and fluoride treatments are also available. Visit the Ovid Community Health website at .

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South Seneca MS/HS has a Concussion Management Policy, which includes IMPACT testing. 

*This test is useful for students who suffer from a head injury/concussion during the school year to determine the severity of a concussion related to brain function.  It is intended for use as a computer-based neurocognitive test battery to aid in the assessment and management of a concussion. It is a part of our 6 step program to return to play post concussion for students.  

*All students should complete the IMPACT test at least once every two years.  

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