Pierce Country Day School Philosophyhealth-information


The health and safety of our children is our number one priority 100% of the time!

Each student attending Pierce is required by law to have a current approved medical form on file in our office prior to the opening day of school. Medical forms must include all dates of immunizations. This is a mandatory requirement of the New York and Nassau County Departments of Health and the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).

  • Please make sure that our office has all of the most accurate information regarding your child should we need to contact you. Accurate home, work and cell phone numbers as well as emergency contact information should always be up to date and on file.
  • If you suspect that your child is coming down with an illness, please do not send him/her to school that day. Please consult your pediatrician and ensure that all medical issues are properly and professionally addressed.
  • In the event that your child has any communicable medical issues, please bring that information to the attention of Kim Abrusci our Director as soon as possible. We are sure that you can appreciate our efforts to avoid the unnecessary spread of infections. Courtesy is contagious!
  • Should your child require medication during school hours, we are required to have an official “Authorization to Administer Medication” form on file. This form must be signed by a parent and doctor. All medication must be supplied to us in its original container, complete with dosage instructions. Please deliver the medication to the office personally or let us know in advance that you will be giving it to your child’s driver who will deliver it to us upon getting to school.
  • In the event of a minor injury during the school day, the classroom staff will administer simple first-aid and notify you.
  • All teachers, Directors and staff are CPR, Epi-Pen and First Aid certified.
Safety First…Safety Always!