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Health and Attendance Offices

The Importance of Attendance   

Students who attend school on a regular basis are more successful in school than students who miss school. Each and every day is an important one! 

NYS State Educational Law 32-5(a)(A) supports this.  

The compulsory attendance law requires that all children in New York State between the ages of 6 and 17, in proper mental and physical condition, shall receive full time instruction every day that school is in regular session. 

The law requires a written excuse from the parent or guardian if a child is absent or tardy.  This note, stating the date and reason, should be brought to the Attendance Clerk (in the Elementary School) or the School Nurse (In the Middle/High School) by the child upon his or her return.     

Health Offices

The availability of health services in the school promotes and protects the optimal health and well being of students. Healthy students make better learners!

Visit our School Health Office links at the top left of this page.


Elementary School Nurse - Mary Agnes Wykstra, 497-2670 extension 1125         Middle/High School Nurse - Karen Wykstra, 497-2670 extension 2129   

 Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:        

  • Fever in the past 24 hours 
  • Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours                                                     
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Strep Throat (must have been on antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night 


       District Policy on Head Lice
 If your child becomes ill at school and the school nurse feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school.  Please remember to inform the school of any changes to your contact phone numbers during the year.
Have a Safe and Healthy Year!




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John P. Birmingham, Superintendent
Moravia Central School District 68 South Main Street
PO Box 1189
Moravia, New York 13118

P: (315)497-2670
F: (315)497-2260