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Our Health Services Staff provides a wide range of health support to our district's children, including:

  • Distance visual acuity for all new entrants and for children in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3 5, and 7, or at any other time deemed essential.
  • Near visual acuity for all new entrants within six months of entrance.
  • Color perception for all new entrants within six months of entrance.
  • Hearing acuity for all new entrants and for those in grades kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, and at any other time deemed essential.
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) for students in grades 5-8 annually if not already done by their own doctors.
  • First aid and illness care during the school day

Forms are available for parent/guardian use (see below).  Physical forms must be on file in the Health Office for all entering students as well as students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, and 7.  If a student participates in sports, he/she must have an annual physical.  Medication guidelines for parents/guardians are also available below.  Please print, complete, and return these forms to your student's Health Office.

  • If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, please keep your child home untill fever free for 24 hours.  It is required by law.
  • A phone call, e-mail, or written excuse is required for any absence from school. Please email
  • Please remember that a doctor's permission is needed to have medicine at school, even 'over the counter' meds such as Tylenol, Tums, and cold medicines. This is New York State law for all schools.  You can download the permission form below.
  • If your child is to be excluded from physical education and recess for a medical condition or injury, a note fro the doctor is needed.  Once cleared by the doctor, another note is needed.
  • PLEASE:  If your child has come home with any clothes from the nurse, we need these items cleaned and returned. We are always in need of sweatpants in all sizes, sockes, belts, underwear, and used sneakers tht would fit K-4th grade children.

New York State requires all districts to participate in surveys directed by the state commissioner of health.  Student's identity will not be disclosed by the health department.  For further information, click here.

Contact Information
Melanie Lowery RN
School Nurse
Phone: 315.455.7571 option 2
Fax:  315.455.7573



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Lyncourt Union Free School District
Mr. James Austin, Superintendent
2707 Court Street
Syracuse, New York 13208