BMS/RHS Health Office

Teresa Costakis RN, Sue Hart LPN Phone: (845)-871-5500, Ext. 5536 Fax: 876-5581

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BMI survey information and opt out letter.docx 



Please note that the school nurse will notify the parent/guardian of any abnormal screening results.


Tick Borne Disease Awareness Month.pdf

Learn how to keep your family and pets safe.


Lighten up those backpacks to lessen fatigue and injury!


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Sport Physicals will be available May 21st 2019 (in the health office) 1:30-3:30 for the 19-20 School year-This is the ONLY date.

Please encourage your child to sign up for a sports physical- this physical will cover sports participation for the entire 19-20 school year.

Students may also see their own physician and provide a copy to the school nurse. You will need to register for the desired sport on Family ID- (On the Athletics page of the school website). Registration opens 30 days prior to a sport season.


Health Appraisal NYS form.pdf, Health Appraisal NYS form-pg 2.pdf  You may bring this 2 page form to your physician-This is NOT the only form that will be accepted in NYS for the 2019-2020 School year.


Immunizations:  As of 6/13/19, State legislation passed prohibiting Religious Exemptions. Students must show proof of receiving the first dose for required vaccines within 14 days of the start of school September 2019, and 30 days to show proof of appointments for follow up doses in accordance with the ACIP Catch Up Schedule of immunizations.

Immunization Information

Grade required Immunizations-Grades 9-12

Grade Required Immunizations-Grades 6-8

ALL Students entering grade 6 must have one Tdap and 2 Varicella vaccines

 All Students entering 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th   and 12th  grades must have the meningococcal vaccine.

Without the vaccine or a confirmed appointment, they can’t attend school per public health law.

About the Vaccine:

It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade.

Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.

What’s new is that the vaccine was required for school entry as of Sept. 1, 2016.

About Meningococcal Disease:

It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases.

Teens and young adults are at greater risk.

It comes on quickly and without warning.

Its symptoms are similar to the flu.

Every case of this disease can result in death or long-term disability.

Check with your doctor. Even kids who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school.

To learn more, visit

Immunization is Protection.

Click the link below for a copy of the flyer:

meningococcal vaccine flyer


End of year medication pick up information/Next school year medication info.


Files Links
Parent Medication Permission (PDF - 79 KB)

Physician's Order for Giving Medication in School (PDF - 138 KB)

Regulations Concerning Medication in School (PDF - 142 KB)

Self Medication Release Form (PDF - 87 KB)

End of year medication pick up information


 American Association of Poison Control Centers
      Resources and tips to keep your family safe from poisoning dangers including how to poison-proof your home.

Dutchess County Department of Health
      Provides of wealth of health-related information including immunization & clinic schedules, and other available services for Dutchess County residents.

Kids Health
      Provides "doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence." There are seperate sections for parents, kids and teens. This site contains articles, games as well as animations which were developed by experts.

Poison Center
    Poison Control Center for upstate New York including Rhinebeck, NY. Available 24 hours/day, seven days/week for emergency calls. Also has resources on poisons and information about educational programs.