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Sagamore - Nurse's Office

Phone (631) 696-8600, ext. 3949 and 3950

Fax (631) 696-8647

 

For students with last names A-L   Mrs. Angela Semler, R.N.  Ext. 3949

 

For students with last names M-Z   Mrs. Beth Guardino, R.N.  Ext. 3950

nurse   

Middle School Health Requirements:


6th Grade
ALL students entering 6th grade MUST have proof of a TDaP vaccine, if your doctor refuses to give this vaccine until your child is 11 years old, you must provide proof of an appointment from your MD’s office.

7th Grade
ALL 7th grade students must have a Meningitis vaccine prior to the first day of school.

ALL 7th grade students must submit a completed physical exam by a physician on the required NYS School Health Examination Form.

All 7th graders are required to have vision and hearing screenings (which should be done at physical with MD). If it is not done at the physical, it will be done in school.

ALL 7th grade girls are required to have a scoliosis screening. If not done by their primary MD, it will be done during school.

 

MEDICATIONS:
If your child requires ANY medication during school hours it is MANDATORY that the school form: Permission to Administer Single Medication be filled out as a hospital order and signed and stamped BY THE PHYSICIAN. Parent MUST also sign the form in indicated areas as well. 


**NO STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO SELF CARRY/ SELF ADMINISTER ANY MEDICATION UNLESS INDICATED BY THE PHYSICIAN AND PARENT ON THIS FORM. **

 
SPORTS
ALL students who want to participate in sports MUST have a current completed NYS School Health Examination Form AND the Sachem Central School District Athletic Participation Form (APF) fully completed and signed by parent & student. 

GREEN CARD - MUST be filled out by the parent with each sport. Student must come at the announcement of each sport season (ex. fall, winter, late winter, spring) to pick up the green card

*** Additional Notes***
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PASS TO COME TO THE NURSE’S OFFICE

ALL STUDENTS USING CRUTCHES MUST HAVE AN MD ORDER TO USE IN SCHOOL

 

2020 - 2021 Sports Physical Information 

Health Services Forms

 

SPORTS PHYSICALS FAQ’s
1. What does my child need to try out for a sport?

  * For their first sport season of the year, the district needs a current sports physical
on file with the school nurse.
  * Physicals are valid for one calendar year.
  * The physicals MUST be on a Sachem Sport Physical Form and MUST be
completed and signed by the healthcare provider, as well as the parent/guardian.
  * For each subsequent sport during that school year that the student would like to
participate in, a “green card” (medical update form) needs to be completed and
signed by the parent/guardian and student and returned to the school nurse.
  * If your child submits a current physical in September, but does not try out for a
sport until the winter or spring season, the parent/guardian will need to complete
a green card for the student’s first sport.


2. Where can my child get the forms they need for sports?

  * All forms are available from the school nurse.
  * The forms can also be printed from the district website: www.sachem.edu
                 Click on “Departments”, then select “Athletics”

3. My child was told the sports physical form was not complete. What is needed for it
to be complete and for my child to be cleared to participate?

   * There are several sections on the sports physical form. Please be sure that the
physician included all items on the physical form including the date of exam,
height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, urinalysis, signature and type of sports
student is physically able to participate in (contact/collision, limited
contact/impact, strenuous/non-contact, etc..)
  * The parent/guardian needs to complete the top portion of the front (name,
address, date of birth, etc..)
  * The back page contains two sections that the parent/guardian completes: Health
history & Risk Acknowledgement, as well as a signature required.
  * If any portion is not complete, the school nurse is not able to process the form
until it is complete.
  * If the child has not been participating in PE/sports due to a prior injury or illness,
they must provide written medical clearance to participate.

4. When do the forms need to be returned to the school nurse?
  * The school nurse will set a deadline date for each sport season. This information
will be announced at school. It is typically one week before the first day of
tryouts.
  * Please note the deadline date, as there may be several hundred student-athletes
submitting forms.
  * It is the responsibility of the school nurse to verify all forms are complete and up to
date before clearing the student-athlete for tryouts.

5. Why does it take 24 hours to process sport forms?
  * The school nurses have the responsibility of taking care of many students
throughout the normal school day. They require adequate time to process the
sport forms and review the child’s health history.
  * The school nurse and coaches make sure that announcements are made and
meetings are planned well in advance of the start of the sport to give students
enough time to return the forms to the school nurse in a timely manner.

6. Where can I find out when the sport seasons start?

  * The first day of the sport seasons are indicated on the school calendar.
  * The school nurse also puts the information on the school web page.

7. Are physicals given in school for sports participation?

  * Yes. Sports physicals are given in each secondary building every June, free of
charge, for the following school year. There will be several “School Messenger”
phone calls made reminding parents/guardians and students of these physicals.
You can also check the district website for more information.
  * Students may also opt to go to their regular primary care physician for a sports
physical.

8. How do I submit sports physical forms during the summer?

  * Please visit the Sachem website for exact times and dates the nurses will be
available during the summer. www.sachem.edu Click “Departments”, then select
“Athletics”
  * The physical forms can only be dropped off to the school nurse during the hours
listed.
  * The forms cannot be mailed or submitted to anyone other than the school nurse.
  * The main office cannot accept sports physical forms.
  * No sports physicals are provided during the summer.

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Four talented 8th graders at Sagamore have been selected for publication in the Young Writers' Association's 2020 poetry anthology.  The theme for the poems is "Through Their Eyes," and the poems express a unique perspective on an event.  Gianna Erbis is publishing "American Revolution," Rebecca Wagonfeld is publishing "The Book," Alexia Dutton is publishing "Counting Down," and Emma Santos is publishing "Displaced."  Sagamore is very proud of our outstanding writers.  

Sagamore, from the Eyes of a New Student by Edwin Andrade Cabrera (7th grade)

Even though this is an unusual school year, I am really glad that I moved from Mastic and I now attend Sagamore Middle School.  The reason why I love Sagamore is because I like all my teachers, and they are very nice to me. My favorite subjects are math and English class. I also like the food and the creativity on the walls. 


My most favorite part of school is everything. I like all the classrooms because they have a lot of detail. My favorite room is the English room, because it has some nice decorations in the back of the room. All of these things are really nice about Sagamore, and I’m so glad I moved here.


Sagamore Clubs! by Samantha Kouba (7th Grade)

Although school is very different because of Covid-19, Sagamore is still holding  clubs! There are so many clubs like Yearbook Club, Authors and Artists, Couch to 5k, Buddies Club, Diversity, and more. 


There are so many fun and interesting clubs like the Critter Club where they bring in different animals. Sometimes shelter owners or co-workers will come in and talk to you about their shelter and bring in an animal. Drama is also a lot of fun. First you try out to be in the show, and then if you get selected, you practice for multiple months. In the past they have done productions like The Lion King, Legally Blonde and more. Last year they were meant to perform Frozen, but then couldn’t because of Covid-19, so they will let 6th graders audition and continue Frozen this year. If you don't want to be on stage but you want to be part of the Drama activities, then you join the Lighting and Sound Club. In Lighting and Sound, you control the lighting and sound for drama.  


The clubs this year will either be “hybrid, in person, or fully virtual.”  The list of clubs and the calendar for meetings are posted on the Sagamore website.  It is not too late to join a club, so get involved and have some fun this year!


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