The Huntington School District’s health services include fully staffed nurse’s offices in all eight buildings. These offices routinely conduct vision and hearing tests and other health screenings as needed. Each office also maintains a cumulative health folder on each student in attendance at that specific school.
Parents should familiarize themselves with their child’s school nurse and health office and maintain communication in case of illness or injury. Nurses are available to provide first aid when necessary. They are not able to offer diagnoses or treat injuries. Should a physician prescribe a medication for a student to be taken during school hours, the medicine should be brought to the nurse’s office with a written note of instructions from the doctor.
A school doctor is available to provide state mandated physicals. Parents are also free to have their child examined by their own personal physician. This website contains a link to many health office forms, which are available for downloading. Forms are also available through each school’s nurse’s office. Doctor’s notes can be dropped off in the nurse’s office or FAXed to the nurse at each school.
To protect the good health of students and staff members, parents are asked not to send sick children to school. Any communicable diseases should be reported to the school health office immediately. Sneezing, excessive coughing, running eyes and nose, swollen glands, nausea, headache, dizziness, skin rashes or unusual tiredness are some of the symptoms which are sufficient for keeping a child home from school. Adequate time for convalescence should be allowed following any illness, no matter how slight.
A positive attitude toward school health services should be encouraged from the earliest ages. The nurses are there to provide for the care of students and to promote good health. Offices are well-equipped and stocked with supplies and conveniently located in each building. Parents should feel free to call the nurse’s office in their child’s school whenever a need arises.
Nancy Wilson became Huntington's director of special education and student support services on July 1, 2012. Prior to assuming this post, she had been serving as the department's assistant director.
A member of Huntington's faculty since 1995, Ms. Wilson began her career here as a special education teacher at J. Taylor Finley Middle School. She has experience as both an inclusion and self-contained teacher in math, social studies, science, English, reading and study skills/organization.
Ms. Wilson has also been employed by Western Suffolk BOCES, coordinating special education services and teaching high school age student in a resource setting and has worked as a program coordinator at the Eddie C. Moore Day Treatment Center.
A 1992 graduate of Acadia University (BA in psychology/special education), Ms. Wilson earned a Master of Science degree in 1995 at Long Island University's C.W. Post campus in special education.
In addition to her work as a teacher and administrator, Ms. Wilson has coached girls' lacrosse and field hockey on the high school and middle school levels and served as an advisor for Finley's yearbook and environmental clubs.
Ms. Wilson has been listed in Who's Who among America's Teachers and been the recipient of the Special Education PTA's Distinguished Service Award.
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