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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the BCSD School Health and Nurse information page. In order  to best care for your children, please help by providing up to date and accurate health information to your school nurse.  This includes:
  • Current physical exams and dental exams for Grades K, 2, 4, 7 & 10 and all new students.
  • Current immunization records
  • Current doctors orders for medical excuses, conditions and medications.
Our school nurses also need to be made aware of the following:
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries that require the use of crutches, wheelchairs, slings, casts or any other assistance device.
  • Lacerations that required stitches or staples
  • Concussions
  • Contagious diseases-flu, strep throat, fifth's disease and other illnesses.
  • Serious medical conditions-diabetes, heart disease, anaphylaxis, seizures and other concerns.
As a reminder, students who are ill must remain home for a full 24 hours and be free from fever, vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school, or have completed a one full dose of an antibiotic.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to working with your children to keep them healthy throughout the school year.

Best Regards,

Fran Pepe, RN, BCSD Lead Nurse


BCSD Nursing Staff

Fox Lane High School:  Liz Pezanowski RN, 241-6051

Fox Lane Middle School:  Barbara Ingraldi RN, 241-6131

Bedford Hills Elementary:  Delores Rotolo RN, 241-6000 x 1514

Bedford Village Elementary:  Theresa Tomassi RN, 234-4178

Mt. Kisco Elementary:  Lisa Marcus RN, 241-6000 x1715

Pound Ridge Elementary:  Susan Novak RN, 241-6000 x1803

West Patent Elementary:  Maria Reino RN, 241-6000 x1903


Link to BCSD Health Forms


Information about head lice:
Head Lice are tiny wingless parasites that feed on the human scalp. Lice have been in existence since the dawn of time.  There is no research-based manner to completely eradicate lice. They infest people regardless of age, race, sex, or socioeconomic class and are not an indication of poor hygiene. The most common method of transfer is direct head contact, although transfer may also occur through shared combs, brushes, hats, helmets, or other headwear.  Itching and scratching of the head may be a sign of possible infestation, and should prompt parents to examine your child. Children should be examined weekly to catch an infestation as early as possible. The following are resources for parents/guardians about head lice:

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