NYS Dept of Health - COVID-19 Parent Decision Making

• Can my child go to school today?

• My child has COVID-19 symptoms.  When can they go back to school?

Please remember to continue to screen your children for symptoms daily.  Please keep them home if they are not feeling well.

Erie County Department of Health Rapid Testing

The Erie County Department of Health is currently offering free rapid testing for students and school employees in the county. The number to schedule an appointment is 858-2929. When you call, be prepared to provide the school's address, when asked. 

NC Elementary 10469 Bantle Road North Collins NY 14111
NC Jr/Sr High 2045 School Street North Collins NY 14111

Mandatory Physicals

NYS Dept. of Education requires physicals for NEW students, and ALL students entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. A current physical is also required for all working paper applications, and may be required for students in CSE or CPSE.

In addition, we are required to utilize the NYS Health Appraisal Form for ALL physicals. Please call Ms. Senus at 337-0101, ext. 1234 for further information or to answer your questions.

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals are required annually for all athletes and must be in place prior to the first practice of the season. You have the option to take your child to your own healthcare provider, however the state’s Health Appraisal form MUST BE used and completed IN FULL

Health Screenings

Various health screenings are required as indicated by the chart below. These screenings will be done by the school nurses during the school year.

If you would like to opt out of these screenings for your child, please notify Ms. Senus at the High School in writing.

Medications in School

If your child will need medications during school hours, the appropriate forms must be completed and on file in the school health office by the beginning of the school year. If you have not received these forms, please print the forms below and submit to your child's physician.


Parents of 7th Graders:  Your child will NOT be able to enter 7th Grade without written proof of having received the Hepatitis B Vaccine, which is a series of 3 vaccines.  Please contact your health care provider TODAY and set up an appointment if your child has not already been vaccinated.

In addition, Dr. Gale R. Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health, has joined the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in recommending vaccination against a potentially fatal disease, meningococcal disease, one of the causes of meningitis. Meningococcal disease strikes 1,000-2,000 Americans each year and claims about 300 lives. Between 400 and 500 meningitis cases occur each year in adolescents and young adults and as many as 70 students will die from the disease. Adolescents ages 16 through 21 years have the highest rates of meningococcal disease.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee now recommends giving the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine at age 11 or 12 followed by a booster at age 16.  

This vaccine is now required for all high school students. Please feel free to have this discussion with your health care provider, or with Ms. Senus, High School Nurse at 337-0101, ext. 1234. You can also find more information by visiting the CDC's website  or New York Department of Health website

Questions?  Please call the high school school nurse, Ms. Barbara Senus, at 337-0101, ext. 1234.


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2023 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.