• 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit


  • Thank you for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!


     Wednesday, November 22 - Half Day for all students

     Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24 - School closed Happy Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 29 - picture re-takes & 5th grade group photo

    Upper Nyack School

Welcome To Our Upper Nyack Elementary School Nurse's Office

Health Alert:

NY State is reporting the flu is widespread in our area.  In addition, parents are reporting an increase in stomach and upper respiratory viruses.  You can help us to decrease the spread of these viruses by adhering to the following 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 students may return to school:
    • No fever for a minimum of 24 hours
    • 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.

Contact Info

Laura S. Weigel, RN

845-353-7270 (phone)

845-353-7262 (fax)




It has been a pleasure to welcome your students back to school! 


NY State Department of Health

Welcome New Students

New York State Law mandates that all NEW STUDENTS - Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grade submit an updated physical to the nurse.

All health related forms including the Annual Health Certificate required in K, 2 and 4 grades can be found at the following link: nurse forms.pdf 

Please schedule your physicals AFTER School if possible.  All paperwork should be handed in to the nurse.

Dental checkups are recommended for all children.  State Law requires proof of dental exams for Kindergarten, Second and Fourth Grade students.  Please send the completed dental form to the nurse also for the medical file.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the nurse's office (353-7270)


Individual Health Forms - School Health Guidelines

General Information

-All new students must be immunized prior to entrance in school.

-All new entrants and all second and fourth graders must have complete physicals. Forms are available here:   Annual Health Certificate.pdf  

-All children should visit a dentist at least once per school year.  Dental form available here:   Dental Health.pdf 

-No child may carry medication in school. This includes prescribed as well as non-prescription medication. If your child needs to take medication, the nurse must have a medicine form filled out by your physician and the medication must be delivered to the nurse in a properly labeled bottle.  Medication Order Form available here:   Medication Order Form.pdf 

-If your child has any allergies to food, medications, or bee stings, please have your physician complete the 'Allergy Acton Plan' Form available here:   Allergy Action Plan.pdf 

-If your child has asthma and requires medication at school, please have your doctor complete the following form available here: Asthma Action Plan.pdf 

If your child has a contagious condition such as strep throat, scarlet fever, conjunctivitis, ring worm, chicken pox, or lice, we ask that you notify the school nurse (353-7270) so we can be aware of the condition and check other students if necessary, as well as notify parents appropriately. Children with contagious conditions must be under a physician’s care and cannot return to school until advisable to do so. The nurse encourages parents to keep their children home for 24 hours after a temperature, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

The building principal and the school nurse will analyze data periodically to identify patterns in student absences or tardiness and parents will be notified accordingly. Recognition will be given to students who have perfect attendance.


Contagious Disease Information

Contagious Disease

Incubation Period


Chicken Pox

14-21 days

Fever, spotty red rash on face and body that becomes white blisters.


– – –

Redness, tearing, occasionally formation of pus.


14-21 days

Fever, cough, sore eyes, blotchy rash on face and body.


14-28 days

Fever, swelling in front of ear and under jaw, pain when eating.

Scarlet Fever

5-7 days

Fever, very red and sore throat, blushing type red rash on face and body.

Strep Throat

– – –

Sore throat, red with possible white patches, and a positive throat culture by your M.D.

Fifth's Disease (Erthema Infectiosum)

5-10 days

Low grade fever, slight malaise, and a slapped face appearance.

Please notify the School Nurse (353-7270) if your child contracts a contagious disease.


Head Lice Tips:

How to Detect the Warning Signs

With seemingly no warning, a person can become infested with head lice. But in truth, there are warning signs to alert you to the presence of head lice. If you take action at the first sign of these warning signs, you can help prevent the head lice from spreading.

Symptoms: For most people, itching is the most common symptom of head lice. However, not everyone who is affected has itching, so it is important to check all students.

Locations: Look for red marks behind the child's ears and on the nape of his/her neck, as these spots are where head lice typically gather. However, lice and their eggs (called nits) can be found anywhere on the head.

Appearances: Lice are sometimes hard to see, because they're tiny, brown, and move to avoid light. But nits are tiny, whitish, and are firmly glues to the hair shaft, usually near the scalp. Nits might be mistaken for dandruff, but unlike dandruff, nits cannot be easily brushed off or removed by normal shampooing and washing.

Seasons: Increased incidence of head lice infestations occurs most frequently in the fall, between August and November; however, head lice is prevalent year-round.

Problems: Because nits adhere to the hair with a very strong, glue-like substance, it can be difficult to remove every nit. But it is critical to remove every single nit from the head, since even one living nit can lead to a re-infestation.

Please note: Nyack Public Schools has a no-nit policy. Students who return to school post-treatment must be checked by the School Nurse. Call the School Nurse directly at (845) 353-7270.


Children should come to school dressed in comfortable clothing. Students often sit on the floor or the rug. Layered clothing is best as indoor temperatures may fluctuate during the day. Snowsuits, boots, hats, and mittens are important for winter days. All students have outdoor recess except on rainy days or if the temperature drops below 25° F.

Clothes should be labeled. Names should be on all items. Missing items can be located in the “Lost & Found” box in the All-Purpose Room. Clothes not claimed will be donated to charity at the end of each month. Children are also encouraged to wear appropriate footwear (example: sneakers; no flip-flops) on Gym days.

Head Lice Information

Please be reminded that head lice can happen to anyone, anywhere. While lice remain alive on the infected person's clothing or hair and until they have been destroyed, it is communicable. As a reminder, several treatments are often necessary to cleanse the hair. Unless nits are removed, they can re-infest the child.

Washing all personal clothing with hot soapy water and a disinfectant should destroy any lice. Remember to check the seams of clothing. The use of a dryer (high heat for at least 20 minutes) will also facilitate destruction of adult lice and nits. If clothing is not washable, it should be dry-cleaned.

While observing your child, please be aware that lice are small brown bugs. Nits or eggs are white, filmy and stick to the hair. There is no reason to panic; however, there is a need to be aware of the possibility of pediculosis. Your help and concern is most important.

If you have any questions please feel free to call our nurse, Laura Weigel, at 353-7270. She will be happy to try to answer any inquiries.