Hello! My Name is Kyleigh Moore and I am the School Nurse at McNamara. The kids call me Mrs. Moore. Before working here I was a school nurse at another school. I also worked in the NICU at Crouse and have Clinical experience in pediatrics at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. I have always loved working with kids and I am excited to get to know all of the kids at McNamara. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me at any time!Phone: 315-638-6132
You may still see Mrs. Duger around in the office or at other baldwinsville school locations. She has been a great Mentor to me at the start of this school year. She is now the float nurse for the district which means she will be at all of the schools this year.
Immunizations for school entry - please remember if your child is entering kindergarten or entering as a new student and does not have all the required immunizations, he or she will not be allowed to continue to attend school.
Required Immunizations Click Here
*Education Law requires all New York State (NYS) public school students to have a health exam when they are a new student in a school district and when they enter Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
Beginning on 1/31/21, schools cannot accept the health exam if it is not on the required form or the required health record equivalent. For Pre-k please make sure your doctor is sending physicals on the NYS required form. We cannot accept the form titled CHILD IN CARE MEDICAL STATEMENT as proof of Physical NYS required Health examination form Click Here.
- Vision screenings are NYS mandated for all students who enroll in a school of this state including at a minimum color perception, distance acuity, and near vision within six months of admission to the school. Also, all students shall be screened for distance acuity and near vision in grades Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1, 3 and 5, and at any other time deemed necessary.
- Hearing screenings shall be administered to all new students within six months of admission to school and all students in grades Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1, 3 and 5, and at any other time deemed necessary.
- In 5th grade the NYS Education Department mandates that all girls be screened for scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Such screening shall include the examination of the uncovered spine including the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and thoraco-lumbar segments by viewing from the front, back and sides under adequate illumination and observing the existing range of motion of the spine in all directions.
- Any student who does not meet the state standards for any of the above mentioned screenings will be referred by the school nurse to their own doctor for follow up. Parents will be notified by the school nurse.
All students requiring medications at school must have a doctor's order and parent permission. Medication must ALWAYS be dropped off by a parent. Please help us to keep kids safe by not sending medication in with your child to school. If a child brings in medication, it will be confiscated and a parent will be required to pick up the medication in the health office. Please click here for required medication information and forms
NYS randomly selects school districts every year to complete weight status information in a mandatory survey. This is done by collecting Body Mass Index (BMI) percentages on students according to their height/weight/age calculations. This is entirely confidential and student names are never included. It is strictly data/numbers by grade level that the nurse compiles and reports to the state. If for some reason you do not want your child's numbers included in the survey, you must notify me in writing.
If your child gets sick, it is often most appropriate to keep him/her 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 make arrangements for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.
Our school advises that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:
1. Fever in the past 24 hours
2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours
3. Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
5. Sore throat
6. Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school).
7. Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. It is essential that we have a phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the year, please notify your child's nurse immediately. These guidelines are meant to serve the best interests of all the children in our program.
Please see district guidelines for all COVID updates and be alert to any changes that are sent out by the school. Please click here for updates on the COVID - 19 updates and refer to the Baldwinsville School District Main Web Page for up to date information regarding Covid19.