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By January 28, 2018

Seasonal Flu: A Guide for Parents

Keep your kids safe. Get their seasonal flu vaccines every year. In accordance with New York State requirements, Central Valley School District posts information about the flu. You can find more information in multiple languages at: New York State Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York City Department of Health and […]

By September 14, 2017

No shot, no school begins Sept. 21

Beginning, Thursday, Sept. 21, Jarvis Middle school students are at risk of being excluded from school for not having required immunizations. The Jarvis and CVA health offices have notified the families of students still needing the immunizations. Under New York State law: Beginning Sept. 1, 2016 all students entering grades 7 and 12 must be inoculated […]

By August 30, 2017

Central Valley partners to provide student mental health services

Central Valley is partnering with The Neighborhood Center, Inc. to provide students and their families with much-needed counseling. “Our school district faces multiple challenges as we try to meet our students’ health care needs,” said Central Valley Director of Student Services Lisa Hoffman. “First, Herkimer County has been identified as a federally designated Health Professional […]

By August 2, 2017

CVA Student Handbook—Services

XI. Services Guidance and Counseling Services The school counselor assists students, teachers, parents and administrators. The role of the counselor is to help students as they seek to identify and achieve personal goals, assume rights and responsibilities in various life roles at each developmental stage. Important functions of the guidance department include: Academic Improvement and […]

By September 7, 2016

District to test for lead in drinking water

In accordance with New York legislation signed into law on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Central Valley School District will begin testing school drinking water for possible lead contamination. The law requires all New York schools to test any outlet that may be used for drinking or cooking. In accordance with the mandate, Fisher Elementary, Barringer Road […]

By January 29, 2015

Pediculosis (head lice) protocol

Central Valley School District has adopted procedures to provide a consistent protocol to eradicate head lice in the school setting. The school nurse, principal or designee will: Make parent contact Provide verbal and written guidelines on how to manage lice at home Provide parent with a copy our procedure Student is sent home for treatment The class […]

By October 30, 2014

CVA gets jump on new law requiring CPR/AED instruction in high school

Under new requirements signed into law on Oct. 21, New York schools will soon have to train all high school students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated defibrillators (AEDs). Central Valley Academy is not waiting to do the right thing. Last fall and summer, CVA physical education teachers Jane Connors and Jonna Costin […]

By October 24, 2014

Health tips from our school nurses

Each year, our school nurses encounter cases of very common school-age diseases. Below are some basis guidelines to help parents sort through the many symptoms and trying to decide whether to send their children to school, or perhaps a healthcare provider. These are only guidelines; please feel free to call your school nurse if you […]

By September 17, 2014

Attention: Sept. 19 deadline for proof of sixth grade vaccinations

Parents and guardians of Jarvis Middle School sixth graders have until 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 to provide Jarvis school nurse Linda Kudrewicz with proof that their children have received a Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (TdaP)  vaccination. Children without appropriate documentation will not be allowed to attend classes beginning on Sept. 24, 2014. Under New York State […]

By February 7, 2014

Immunization Requirements

Notes Children in a prekindergarten setting should be age-appropriately immunized. The number of doses depends on the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). For grades pre-k through 11, intervals between doses of vaccine should be in accordance with the ACIP-recommended immunization schedule for persons 0 through 18 years of age. Doses […]