Linda Markarian, RN, BSN
Medication Drop Off
If your child will need to have medication kept in the health office, please provide a written request from their physician that indicates the medical condition being treated and the length of time the medication is to be administered. In addition, the name of the drug, the dosage, the frequency and time to be administered, the route and potential side effects must be specified. Please bring the written order along with your child’s medication to the health office PRIOR to the first day of school. Medication can be dropped off in the health office on:
Tuesday, August 21st from 8:00AM-11:30AM
Thursday, August 23rd from 4:00PM-7:00PM
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be in the container prepared by the pharmacist with the original label specifying the name and strength of the medication. NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be in the original and sealed manufacturer’s container with the student’s name affixed to the container. Please be sure all items being dropped are labeled with the student’s name. If your child is new to the District, please attach a photo of your child to their medication order(s). Please contact the school nurse by phone at 626-9830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Please contact the school nurse if you have any health concerns or questions regarding your child. You can contact the school nurse by phone at 626-9830 or by email at email@example.com
If your child will be absent or arriving late to school, please notify the Attendance Office by calling 626-9820 (select option 1) before 8:15AM. Please leave your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence or tardiness. A written note must be provided when they return to school. If you know in advance that your child will be absent or arriving late to school, you can call the attendance office at any hour to leave a message on the answering machine.
The Williamsville Central School District maintains health offices in each of its schools, staffed with fully qualified, professionally licensed registered nurses. Professional registered nurses are not on duty after school hours but all members of the coaching staff are trained in first aid in accordance with State guidelines. Students remaining for after-school activities such as sports are under the supervision of an adult.
When an emergency arises, either during or after school hours, every effort is made to notify parents or the emergency contacts provided. In extreme emergencies and when parents or their designees are not able to be contacted, the student's health and safety may necessitate transportation by ambulance to a hospital.
The prevalence of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and life-threatening allergies have been steadily rising in our school-age population. It is important that established protocols be followed including guidance regarding food and food products in your child’s classroom.