Registration at school requires immunization against measles,mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, varicella, polio and Hepatitis B. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Columbus Health Office at 769-5500 ext. 3700.
State law requires that parents submit physical examinations to the Health Office by October 1, for children entering grade four and for new students entering the Mount Pleasant Central School District. A physical will be accepted if done within 12 months prior to the start of fourth grade.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Good hearing and vision are invaluable to your child and screening is an integral part of the total school health program.Hearing and vision screenings are performed on third and fifth grade students, as well as new students at Columbus Elementary.
Scoliosis screening is performed on fifth grade students.
If your child needs medication in school, an “Elementary Student Medication Form” must be completed.
Forms are available for downloading on the Nursing and Health Services web page on our website.
Medication must be in a properly labeled container and delivered to the school by an adult.
This applies to all over-the-counter medicine including Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, etc.
Clothing should be comfortable and durable. Minimal jewelry should be worn. Sneakers are required for gym and should be worn or kept in the child’s locker for gym days. Warm, layered outfits are advised for winter days. Parents are encouraged to provide hats, gloves, boots and appropriate outerwear during the cold weather season.
Supply lists will be posted on our website. You will also have the option to buy school supplies through the PTA. Information will be sent home.
Emergency Information Cards
At the beginning of the school year, the “School Emergency”Contact Form” is sent home with your child. Parents are asked to completely fill out information for each child. It is very important to have any pertinent medical information recorded, as well as the names and numbers of emergency contact persons. (Kindly list only local emergency contact persons on these forms).
In case of illness or medical emergency, the school will make every effort to contact the parents first. However, if we are unable to contact the parents, the school must be able to contact a designated responsible adult.
Should any information on the cards change (i.e.,work numbers, etc.), please contact the school as soon as possible so the necessary changes can be made.
Calling the School
Open and ongoing parent-school communication is encouraged at Columbus. Feel free to contact the school at any time. Whenever you wish to confer with a teacher or principal, please call the school office at 769-8538.
Mrs. Aniades and Mrs. Auriemma, Mr. Cunzio’s secretaries, will be happy to assist you.
For Your Child's Safety
It is extremely important that all visitors sign in and provide a driver’s license at the front desk when visiting, volunteering, or attending school functions during school hours.
Your child’s safety is very important to us and we must know who is in the building at all times.