Nyack High School Nurse's Office

NHS Nurse's Office


Accepting valid physical exams for NYS Mandated Physicals and Fall Sports now and all Summer long!

[See explanations of valid physicals below.]

For any health-related questions or concerns, please email Nurse Chris at cucker@nyackschools.org or call 845-353-7140.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Summer!




Contact Info

Nyack High School Nurse: Christine Ucker, RN

email: cucker@nyackschools.org

phone: (845) 353-7140

fax: (845) 353-7147


  • Parents of 9th and 11th graders for 2022-2023

    Please be aware that NY State requires a physical examination for all 9th & 11th grade students.  The NYS form is linked to this post along with the medication administration form.  Please ensure that your child's mandated exam is documented on either the NEW form or your  physician's form  & submitted to the NHS  Nurse's Office once it is complete, along with a current immunization record.  Thanks you, I appreciate your cooperation in keeping our records up to date & in compliance with the NYS regulations.

    Nurse Notes
  • Winding down:

    All physicals & required immunizations for the 2022-2023 school year should be submitted to the nurse's office, by fax to 353-7147,  or by mail (Nyack High School Nurse's Office-Attn: School Nurse 360 Christian Herald Rd Upper Nyack, NY 10960).  Forms can be downloaded from the links on this page.  Please remember that the health & well being of our students is our priority & that physical exams should be scheduled with your health care provider.  We will work with you to keep your child safe & still remain compliant with the state regulations as we return to school in the hopefully near future.

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  • Parents of Seniors 2022 NYS Immunization Requirements for MCV4 (Meningitis) final date for submission is October 31, 2022

    All Seniors are required to have the Meningitis Vaccine (MCV4).  Vaccine documentation MUST be submitted by October 31, 2022.   Seniors who have not met this requirement will be excluded from school until the appropriate documentation is received

    NY State requires all Seniors to have either: One dose of the menactra vaccine if it was administered after age 16 or two doses of the vaccine with the second dose given on or after the 16th birthday. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Meningitis B is a different vaccine & is not an acceptable substitute for the NYS meningitis requirement.

    Please contact your child's healthcare provider and schedule an appointment for this mandated immunization.  The Rockland County Dept. of Health offers free vaccines by appointment only.  Call 845-364-2520 to schedule an appointment at their Pomona clinic.  Updated immunization records can be mailed (360 Christian Herald Rd. Nyack NY 10960), emailed or faxed (845-353-7147).  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    Nurse Notes
  • Gearing up for the 2024-2025 School Year :

    - Don't wait until end of August to get in your student's physical and immunization records into the Nurse, ESPECIALLY if they will be playing a Fall Sport! Valid Sports Physicals for FALL should be dated 8/1/2023 OR AFTER. If your student has already had  their physical done  after this date and you have not already handed it in, please have them drop off a copy, email a copy to cucker@nyackschools.org OR have it faxed to 845-353-7147 as soon as possible. If your student is not due for their annual physical until the Summer, please make an appointment NOW to ensure they can be seen before the sports season begins. 

    - Additionally, ALL 9th graders, 11th graders, and any student new to (or returning to) the District, is required to submit a physical exam. A valid NYS MANDATED PHYSICAL should be dated on or after 9/3/2023

    A copy of the NYS Physical Form can be found here: NYS Mandated Physical Form

    - Finally,  ALL students must be up to date with the NYS Immunization Requirements to attend school. All 12th Graders are required to have 2 meningitis vaccines with 1 being AFTER the age of 16. Make sure your student is up to date. The immunization requirements for 2024-2025 can be reviewed here.

    Contact the Nurse's Office with any questions [email: cucker@nyackschools.org or call 845-353-7140]

    Nurse Notes
  • 2023-2024 Medical Papers

    For the 2023-2024 School Year:

    All students that are NEW to the District, as well as ALL 9th and 11th Graders are required by NYS to submit a copy of a physical exam done by their doctor. To be considered valid for the 2023-2024 school year, the exam should have been performed on or after September 6, 2022 (at least 1 year prior to the start of the 2023 School Year).

    ***Please note: To participate in FALL SPORTS, a physical has to be dated on or after 8/1/2022. However, August 2022 physicals DO NOT count towards the NYS mandate for 9th and 11th graders.***

    12th Graders do not require a physical unless participating in sports. HOWEVER, ALL 12th Graders are required to have TWO meningitis vaccines (*only 1 if received at age 16 or older).

    Additionally, any in-school medication orders and/or Medical Care Plans for special diagnoses (i.e. - Asthma, Food Allergies, Seizures, Diabetes, etc.) should be renewed ANNUALLY. (see links to forms below)

    If your student(s) has already had these done, please have a copy faxed to 845-353-7147, emailed to cucker@nyackschools.org , or have a paper copy mailed to the school, ATTN: SCHOOL NURSE.

    Please call (845-353-7140) or email (cucker@nyackschools.org) the School Nurse with any questions or concerns, or to check the status of the student(s)' physicals.

    Have a great Summer!

    2023-2024 Physical Form: https://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/health-exam-form.pdf 


    Nurse Notes
  • 2022-2023 School Physicals and Immunizations

    Please note that per NYS, all 9th & 11th Graders AND any students new to the District (no matter what year) are required to submit a valid physical exam on a NYS form. A valid physical is considered performed by a doctor within 1 year of the start day of school (so on or after September 6th of 2021). 

    Additionally, all seniors need to have had their 2nd Meningitis Vaccine to be in compliance with NYS's Immunization law in order to attend school. 

    If you have had a physical done in the past year and/or have updated vaccinations, please submit a copy to the Health Office as soon as possible. They can be dropped off, faxed to 845-353-7147, or emailed to cucker@nyackschools.org .

    Please contact the School Nurse with any questions (phone: 845-353-7140; email: cucker@nyackschools.org ). 


    Nurse Notes
  • NHS Sport Physicals Dates for 2022-2033 School Year

    NHS Sport Physicals dates are as follows and will take place in the Nyack High School Nurse's Office with the School Physician Dr. Ferguson.

    Fall dates:

    August 24th at 8:30AM SHARP

    September 14th at 2:15PM. 

    Winter date:

    Nov. 2nd at 2:15PM. 

    Spring date:

    March 1st at 2:15PM.

    Nurse Notes
  • Dental Form

    If your child has a scheduled appointment with his or her dentist, please print the attached form and have it completed at the appointment.  This form should be returned to the Nurse's Office for your child's health record. NYS requests this form for grades 9 & 11.

    Nurse Notes

    All forms that may be required for your child can be found here: Health Certificate, Medication, Dental, Asthma Plan, Allergy Plan & Vision Exam. 

    The Health Certificate (physical exam) can be replaced by your pediatrician's own form. Physicals are required for all new students, 10th graders, sport participation & working papers. 

    Medication administration in school requires a physician's order and parental permission.  If a medication is not included on our form, please have the MD write a prescription and attach it to the signed form.  All medications, submitted to the nurse for administration, must be in their original container and properly labeled.

    If your child has asthma or severe allergies to food, bees or exposure (i.e. Latex) please have the appropriate plan signed by your child's doctor, along with the medication administration form.

    If your child has a vision exam or dental exam during the year, please have the doctor or dentist complete the appropriate form at the time of the visit, this can be turned in at any time.

    All forms can be faxed to (845) 353-7147; emailed mdauria@nyackschools.org or mailed to Nyack High School 360 Christian Herald Rd. Upper Nyack NY 10960- Attention : School Nurse

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  • Covid Testing Sites

    Currently home Covid tests are not acceptable proof of a negative Covid test for your child. Please be aware that many Pediatrician's Offices have testing available if your child needs a Covid test.  If testing at your child's MD office is not an option, Please see the list below for other sites:

    Actualmente, las pruebas de Covid en el hogar no son una prueba aceptable de una prueba de Covid negativa para su hijo.
    Tenga en cuenta que muchos consultorios de pediatras tienen pruebas disponibles si su hijo necesita una prueba de Covid.

    Si la prueba en el consultorio médico de su hijo no es una opción, consulte la lista a continuación para conocer otros sitios:

    COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at Walgreens

    Pharmacy · 16 NY-59 Nyack · (845) 358-1589

    Appointment required·Referral not required·Tests limited to certain patients·Drive-through

    Pharmacy -81 Route 303 Tappan . 845-792-3006


    Rite Aid #01019 Valley Cottage Drive-up - tent in parking lot

    Medical laboratory · Valley Cottage, NY · (845) 268-4765

    Appointment required·Referral not required·Testing for all patients·Drive-through


    Crystal Run Healthcare West Nyack

    West Nyack, NY · (845) 348-1100

    Appointment required·Referral not required·Testing for all patients

    256 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. (845) 624-2273 ·

    WEEKEND PRIMARY CARE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE IN WEST NYACK: Schedule a Primary Care appointment – ... West NyackNY 10994. P: 845.348.1100. UC: 845.348.1100


    Sun River Health Nyack. Sun River Health Nyack opened in July 2016. Make an appointment · Nyack Providers. 84 N Highland Ave NyackNY 10960.


    Prueba de COVID-19 Drive-Thru en Walgreens

    Farmacia · 16 NY-59 · (845) 358-1589

    Se requiere cita previa · No se requiere remisión · Pruebas limitadas a ciertos pacientes · Drive-through

    Farmacia ·81 Ruta 303, Tappan .  (845) 792-3006


    Rite Aid # 01019 Valley Cottage Drive-up - carpa en el estacionamiento

    Laboratorio médico · Valley Cottage, NY · (845) 268-4765

    Se requiere cita previa · No se requiere remisión · Pruebas para todos los pacientes · Servicio de traslado


    Crystal Run Healthcare West Nyack

    West Nyack, NY · (845) 348-1100

    Se requiere cita previa · No se requiere remisión · Pruebas para todos los pacientes

    Ubicación de la clínica de atención urgente de Nanuet en el condado de Rockland

    256 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. (845) 624-2273 · Obtenga indicaciones. Debido al reciente aumento en las pruebas de COVID-19, hemos ajustado nuestras horas de funcionamiento y ...

    CITAS DE CUIDADO PRIMARIO DE FIN DE SEMANA DISPONIBLES EN WEST NYACK: Programe una cita de cuidado primario - ... West Nyack, NY 10994. T: 845.348.1100. UC: 845.348.1100


    Sun River Health Nyack

    Sun River Health Nyack abrió sus puertas en julio de 2016. Haga una cita · Proveedores de Nyack. 84 N Highland Ave Nyack, NY 10960.

    Nurse Notes
  • Vaccine requirements for HS students

    All vaccines are mandated by NYS for HS students to remain in compliance.  There is a two week window following your child's covid vaccine or six weeks following an infection with Covid-19.

    For English Version, click link below:

    <div style="overflow:auto;-webkit-overflow-scrolling:touch"><iframe src="https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adolescent-shell-easyread.html" width="100%" height="1200px" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" title="Easy-to-Read Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years">Easy-to-Read Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years</iframe></div>

    For Spanish Version click link below:

    <div style="overflow:auto;-webkit-overflow-scrolling:touch"><iframe src="https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adolescent-shell-easyread-sp.html" width="100%" height="1200px" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" title="Vacunas recomendadas para los niños desde los 7 hasta los 18 años de edad">Easy-to-Read Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years</iframe></div>

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  • Medication and your child

    No medication can be carried in school by your child with the exception of an Epipen or asthma inhaler with a valid Doctor's Prescription. 

    Your child can however receive medication from the school nurse with a prescription from your child's MD.  Medication can be administered for students with symptoms with the MD orders, however they will still be sent home after being medicated.  If you would still to like to allow your child to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen in school for headaches or other ailments, please complete the top portion of the attached form.  Your physician must complete the bottom portion for the form for it to be a valid prescription. Return the form to the Nurse's Office by hand, email (mdauria@nyackschools.org) or fax (845-353-7147).  The form is good for one year from the date of the prescription.  Any other prescribed medication can be written on an MD prescription pad and attached to this form. Medications other than Tylenol, Ibuprofen & Benadryl, must be supplied to the Nurse in its original container with the child's name on it. 

    Nurse Notes
  • Vaccines for college- What you should know

    If your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully immunized is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or another shared space. That is because large groups of people in close proximity provide the ideal conditions for the spread of diseases, including those that are vaccine-preventable.

     “Vaccines can keep students from contracting serious illnesses and keep them from missing classes,” says Sarah Van Orman, M.D., associate vice-provost for student affairs and chief student health officer at the University of Southern California.  Keep in mind that the school’s vaccination requirements might not be enough to protect your child. Many universities—especially public institutions—follow their state’s requirements, which might not include the full list of vaccines recommended by the CDC. 

    Barring any medical reasons not to receive vaccines, here are the key vaccines for college safety:

    1. Tetanus, diptheria & pertussis - Students who have never received the Tdap booster should get a single adult dose of this vaccine for college.


    1. Meningitis (MCV4 & Meningitis B) - The meningococcal conjugate vaccine covers some of the most common forms of bacterial meningitis, a devastating disease that almost always requires hospitalization and can cause permanent disability or death within hours of first feeling sick. College students living in dorms are an at-risk group.

    Pediatricians usually give this vaccine at age 11 or 12 and a booster at 16. Those who missed either one of these can catch up before dorm move-in day.

    When it comes to vaccines for college, be aware that there’s a second meningitis vaccine—the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine—that prevents another strain of the disease, known as the B strain.

    1. Measles, Mumps & Rubella – The vaccine has been highly successful in eliminating the diseases, however there have been outbreaks around the county which place unvaccinated students at risk.
    2. Hepatitis B -Hepatitis B is very contagious. It is spread through contact with semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and urine. It can be serious and there is no cure, but the good news is it is easy to prevent. You can protect your child by getting them the hepatitis B vaccine and encouraging them to use safe sex practices. 
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Resources and Forms

Physical Form https://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/health-exam-form.pdf

 Medication Administration Form Medication Order Form - 17 parent permission.pdf 

New York State Dept. of Health www.health.ny.gov

Meningococcal Information http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/

NYS 2023-2024 Immunization Requirements to attend Public Schools: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370_2024.pdf

Maturity Form (for Middle School Students playing on High School Sports Teams:  Maturity Form.pdf 



Who is REQUIRED to submit a physical exam form?

A valid physical exam form is REQUIRED by NYS Mandate for the following students: all students in 9th grade and 11th grade, AND any students that are NEW or returning to the Nyack Public Schools District. 

A valid SPORTS physical is also required for any student that wishes to participate on a Nyack High School Sports Team.

What is considered a VALID physical exam form?

A valid NYS Mandated Physical is one that was performed with 1 calendar year of the 1st day of school. For the 2024-2025 school year, this means any physical performed on or after September 3, 2023. 

A valid SPORTS Physical is one that was performed 1 calendar year from the beginning of the month of the particular sports season. For instance, the Fall Sports Season officially begins on August 24 for football and August 26, 2024 for all other teams. Therefore, per NYS Athletic Regulations, any physical dated on or after August 1, 2023 is considered a valid physical for Fall.  ***Please note: a physical that was considered valid for Fall season MIGHT NOT necessarily be valid for the Winter or Spring seasons and MIGHT NOT be valid for the NYS Mandated requirement.***  

  • The best thing to do is to keep your annual exam with your own pediatrician and to turn in a physical form of that visit to the School Nurse as soon as it's complete. Physicals by your personal physician will always be most thorough and are best for renewing prescriptions, annual Emergency Action Plans, and keeping up with immunizations. They are also covered by Health Insurance.
  • Physical exams can also be obtained at most local Urgent Cares or Minute Clinics, and most accept insurance (always call ahead and ask if your insurance is accepted first).
  • For those without health insurance, the District does arrange a series of free In-District Sports and NYS Mandated physicals throughout the school year with our District Doctor. Please inquire with the School Nurse regarding when the next District Physical day is to be put on the list. 

Is there a form I need for the doctor to fill out?

  • The NYS Physical Form can be found here: https://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/health-exam-form.pdf
  • Additionally, if you would like your student to be able to receive medications in school, please fill out the top of these forms and have the doctor fill out (initial, sign, stamp) These forms should be renewed annually:
    • Standard Medications in school (tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, self-carry inhalers and epi-pens):  Medication Order Form -standard meds.pdf 
    • Other Medications not listed (i.e. allergy medication, ADHD meds, anti-seizure meds):  Medication Order Form - Non-formulary meds.pdf  *NOTE: these medications must be supplied to the Nurse in their original packaging; prescription medications should have the student and doctor's name on them.*
  • Also, if your student has any medical issues such as asthma, food allergies that require an epi-pen, seizure disorder, or diabetes, they should have an Emergency Action Plan completed annually by the doctor. Your student should carry their emergency meds/testing equipment at all times and/or keep doses/equipment in the Nurse's Office: