On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this outgoing outbreak.
Read the New York State Department of Health statement on legislation removing non-medical exemption from school vaccination requirements.
Read the recommended child and adolescent immunization schedule for ages 18 and younger that is referenced in the NYS DOH statement.
Frequently asked questions about legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.
Welcome to Health Services
Mission: To foster the growth, development and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness, in a safe and supportive environment. Middletown Schools’ Health Office Personnel is committed to meet the health needs of individual students through collaboration with public and private agencies and health care providers; and to advocate for students, their families and the school community.
Goals of Middletown School Nurses
- Reduce health-related barriers to learning and health related absenteeism thus improving student achievement
- Promote the health, safety, and wellness of all students and staff in our Schools
- Promote a positive, collaborative relationship with students, families, colleagues, and the community
- Promote best practices in school health services through professional development and resources.
- Message: There is a positive correlation between a child's health and their academic potential. All children need to receive support at school for health conditions that may impact their safety, well-being, and capacity for learning. Our health services teams are here to help your child. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's health, please contact Nurse Practitioner Barbara Kura at (845)326-1259 or your school nurse.
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Health Office Contacts
|Middletown High School||Barbara Cournoyer, RN (ext. 1556); Julia Fox, RN (ext. 1558); Nicole Vellake, Brittany Wyman||Phone: (845) 326-1590; Fax: (845) 326-1606|
|Monhagen Middle School||Lisa Hidalgo-Capriola, RN; Patricia Knebel (ext. 1676), LPN; Amy Diaz||Phone: (845) 326-1677; Fax: (845) 326-1675|
|Twin Towers Middle School||Wendy Manis, RN; Laura Guattery, LPN; Jessica Eilert||Phone: (845) 326-1638; Fax: (845) 326-1636|
|Maple Hill Elementary||Linda Vohra, RN; Christine McKenna, LPN; Theresa Efiom, MacKenna Davis||Phone: (845) 326-1735; Fax: (845) 326-1796|
|William A. Carter Elementary||Ronalynn Davis, RN; Noah Fox, LPN; Kattia Castillo, Yenole DeFreitas||Phone: (845) 326-1714; Fax: (845) 326-1724|
|Presidential Park Elementary||Christine Giacchi, RN; Brenda Pikul, LPN; Danial Moses, LPN; Yenny Lockwood,Mildred Padilla, Margaret Siena, Alyssa Davis||Phone (first floor): (845) 326-1860; Fax (first floor): (845) 326-1862; Phone (second floor): (845) 326-1877; Fax (second floor): (845) 326-1902|
|Maple Hill Annex at Truman Moon Elementary||Gloria Troy, LPN||(845) 326-1775, fax: (845) 326-1789|
|UPK||Melissa Forni, LPN||(845) 326-1797|