Health and Student Support Services

Our philosophy of education is if you maintain adequate health, one will continue to learn and grow. Poor health decreases one’s ability to function normally.The health and safety of the students comes first.  Communication is the key element in regards to successful learning. Maintaining a positive approach to any situation plays an important role.

VVS High School: Andrea Buss, RN                                                     (315) 829-2520  ext. 5015      (Fax: 829-4465)  
VVS Middle School: Stacey Roberts, RN                                            (315) 829-2520  ext. 4015      (Fax. 829-5966)  
W.A. Wettel Elementary (Vernon): Kristy Cowles, RN                     (315) 829-2520  ext. 1015      (Fax. 829-4326)  
J.D. George Elementary (Verona): Jennifer Baker, RN                     (315) 829-2520  ext. 2015      (Fax. 361-5895)  
E.A. McAllister Elementary (Sherrill): Lindsey Hartnett, RN         (315) 829-2520  ext. 3015      (Fax. 361-4783)

Vision and hearing screenings are required for new entrants and grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11. Scoliosis screenings will be required for new entrants and girls in grades 5 and 7 and for boys in grades 9. If your son or daughter has an abnormal screening, the nurse at your school will send a referral home. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse.


Parental Notice Language for 2023 - 2024 School Year                           

As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed, and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.  The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.  Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination.  A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health.  If our school is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups.  Only summary information is sent.  No names and no information about individual students are sent.  However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.

The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.

If you would like to have your child's information excluded, please print, sign and return this form to your child's building nurse: Parental Notice