Welcome to the Liberty Elementary School Nurse's Office

The FLU VIRUS is WIDESPREAD in NY:  Please keep your child home if they have a fever. Check your child's temperature if your child is complaining of headache, body aches, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms. Please notify the nurse at 353-7250 if you suspect that your child has the flu or if it has been documented by the doctor.


 You can help to decrease the spread of illness by adhering to the following guidelines and suggestions:

  • It is important to keep your child home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, headache, body aches & cough) nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Encourage frequent hand washing or hand sanitizing, especially after bathroom use and before eating.  At home the student should have a towel for their use only.
  • Remind students to cover coughs & sneezes with their forearms.
  • Discourage your child from touching their eyes, nose & mouth.
  • Ensure your child is drinking enough water, eating well & getting adequate sleep.
  • When a student may return to school:
    • When they are fever-free for 24 hours without  the use of fever reducing medications
    • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
    • No medication used to reduce these symptoms for 24 hours

Be sure your School Nurse has a working contact number for someone who is available (and authorized) to pick up your child should they become ill at school.


Effective 7/1/2018, the New York State mandated years for health exams and screening will change.

The Changes Are Provided Below:
Health examinations will be required in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
Vision screening for distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Scoliosis screening will be required in grade 5 for girls.
• 2018-2019 is a transition year and any health exam form signed by a NYS Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant may be accepted.

Starting in September 2019, only the approved NYS School Health Examination Form may be used to document health exams-no general MD forms can be accepted.


Medical information (health forms, MD notes, etc.) can be submitted to the Nurse's Office as indicated below:

  • By mail to:  Liberty Elementary School  Attn: K. Fredericks, RN  142 Lake Rd. Valley Cottage, NY 10989
  • Fax: 845-353-7243
  • Dropped off in main office addressed to K. Fredericks, RN


Medication orders MUST be renewed annually, this includes Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Epipens & Asthma Inhalers- Forms can be found below.


Parents, please review the current announcements below regarding important health information, including: 

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Dental Health
  • Medication in school
  • Vision


Contact Info

Kathleen Fredericks, RN

Phone: (845) 353-7250


Fax: (845) 353-7243



    All forms that may be required for your child can be found here:  Health Certificate, Medication Administration, Dental, Asthma Plan, Allergy Plan, & Vision Exam.

    The Health Certificate (physical exam) is required for K, 1st, 3rd & 5th graders as well as all new students to the district

    Medication administration in school requires a physician's order and parental permission. If a medication is not included on our form, please have the MD write a prescription and attach it to the signed form. All medications submitted to the nurse for administration must be in their original labeled pharmacy container.

    If your child has asthma or severe allergies to food, bees or exposures (i.e., latex) please have the appropriate plan signed by your child's doctor along with the medication administration form.

    If your child has a vision or dental exam during the year, please have the doctor or dentist complete the appropriate form at the time of the visit. This can be turned in at any time.

    All forms can be faxed to (845) 353-7243; emailed to kfredericks@nyackschools.org  or mailed to Liberty Elementary School 142 Lake Rd Valley Cottage NY 10989 Attention: School Nurse




    Nurse Notes
  • For children with ALLERGIES....

    If your child has any allergies to food, medication, or bee stings, please have your physician complete the "Allergy Action Plan" which is attached below.  This form (as well as an Epi-Pen for school) is  required for any children who have been prescribed an Epi-Pen for their allergy



    Nurse Notes
  • Does your child have asthma?

    Please submit an Allergy Action Plan along with a doctor's order for your child's inhaler/nebulizer medication to the Nurse's Office. No medication can be administered without the necessary forms and documentation. We want to be able to help your child in the event that an emergency arises. There is a nebulizer available for use in the Nurse's Office. The parent/guardian must supply the necessary inhalation solution.

    Asthma Action Plan:

    Nurse Notes
  • Medication and your child

    No medication can be carried by your child in the elementary school. Your child can however receive medication from the school nurse with a prescription from your child's MD. If you would like to allow your child to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen in school for headaches or other ailments, please complete the top portion of the attached form. Your physician must complete the bottom portion and sign his/her initials in the appropriate boxes for the form to be a valid prescription. Return the form to the nurse's office by hand, email (kfredericks@nyackschools.org) or fax (845-353-7243). The form will need to be completed each school year in order to be valid. Any other prescribed medication can be written on an MD prescription pad and attached to this form. Medications other than Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Benadryl must be supplied to the Nurse in it's labeled, original container with the child's name on it.

    Medication Order Form:

    Nurse Notes


New York State Department of Health:   www.health.ny.gov 

Health Certificate (*required for grades K, 1, 3, 5  & new students) :    NYS Health Certificate New 1-2018.pdf 

* New state mandate effective 7/1/2018