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

  • See our Covid Faqs for Families if your child is sick or in case of known or suspected exposure to illness. 
  • Download the guidelines on when to keep a child home: When to keep a sick child home. (All students).
  • Please note: The temperature threshold is 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • EVCS guidance for masks: Fabric face coverings that secure around the ears and/or head to form a snug fit around the face without gaps (no gaiters; no bandanas that don’t secure snugly around the face). Backup masks will be available throughout the school.

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

NYS Covid-19 Vaccination Program – safe, effective, free:

Current NYS Covid-19 Guidance:

Current NYS travel advisory:

The Erie County Department of Health Rapid Testing Centers are by appointment only. Call the Erie County COVID hotline at: 716-858-2929

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:

CDC’s recommendations for handwashing:

Proper mask wearing can hep prevent the spread of viruses:


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Fever or chills
Nasal congestion or runny nose
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Nausea or vomiting
Muscle or body aches
Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under 1 year old
Seek emergency care right away if your child is showing any of these emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs:
Trouble breathing
Pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Severe abdominal pain
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