School Nurse & Health Screenings

EVCS provides a nurse on premises and regular health screenings that are required by New York State Education Law.

Nursing Services

EVCS has a nurse on premises five days each week. Parents and guardians should notify the school nurse of any health-related issues, including food allergies.

Dana M. Fauth, RN, BSN, EVCS Days Park School Nurse
Confidential Fax Number: (716) 884-0010

Tracy Thornton, BSN, EVCS Hertel School Nurse
Confidential Fax Number: (716) 464-3560

Health Policies and Guidelines

Medication Authorization and Medical Action Plans

All prescribed medication and over-the-counter medication to be administered during the school day must be accompanied by a written prescription from their doctor and the Medication Authorization form signed by the parent.  Medication must be brought to school by an adult in the original pharmacy container per New York State. The nurse must have documentation for medical action plans in place while the child is attending school. If your child requires any of the below while at school, download the appropriate form(s) and return them, completed, to the nurse.

The following are due annually, for each school year:

Mandatory Health Screenings

New York State Education Law requires that students receive vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings as part of the school health services provided by each public school district. The purpose of these screenings is to detect the presence of problems likely to impede a student’s learning. If the results of the screening indicate that your child requires further follow-up, you will receive written notification.


Annual Physical

Physical Forms requested annually from EVCS.  NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 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).

Annual Dental Health Record

New York State law (Chapter 281) permits schools to request a dental examination for new entrants and students in grades K, 2, 4, 7, and 10, at the same time a physical is requested.

COVID-19 Resources
Erie County COVID-19 Testing:

Following are links that will provide current  factual information:

Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

What is Novel Coronavirus and related questions:

Toolkit for parents:

BrainPop video for kids:

Erie County Dept. of Health COVID-19 page:

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