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At Blessed Sacrament School, we believe that a healthy child is a happy learner. That's why we offer a dedicated Health Services Office staffed by a full-time registered nurse provided by the Syracuse City School District. Mrs. Cheryl Ladouceur is a nurturing and experienced healthcare professional equipped to handle a wide range of health concerns, from minor cuts and scrapes to managing chronic conditions and administering medication. Mrs. Ladouceur works closely with parents and teachers to meet students' health needs.

  • School Nurse: Cheryl Ladouceur          
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  • Fax Number: (315) 463-0253          
Heath Forms

Please find a list of important health forms by clicking Health Forms.


The principal and school health personnel must be able to contact the parents in case of an accident or illness in school. Therefore, it is important that the parents make certain the school has the home telephone number, cell phone number(s), employer’s number, and the name and number of a friend, relative, or neighbor who has given consent to act for the parent in case of an emergency. Any change in home address or telephone number should be updated promptly in your FACTS Family Portal.


All students attending school in New York State are required to be immunized against a variety of diseases. A complete list of New York State Immunization Requirements is linked. Children who do not meet the minimum requirements of immunizations will be excluded from school until the requirements have been met. A complete list of the CDC Immunization Schedule is linked.


Immunizations are available to all students in grades PK - 12 who reside in Onondaga County and are uninsured. For information, contact the Immunization Clinic.


The New York State Department of Education requires physical examinations of children must be updated within 1 year of September 1st,  when they:
• Enter the school district for the first time
• Are in grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, & 5
• Participate in interscholastic sports in grades 4-6


New York State Education Law requires the following screening to be done during the school year in the following grades:
• Vision - K, 1, 2, 3, & 5
• Hearing - K, 1,3, & 5
• Color Vision - K and New Students
• Scoliosis - 5


Parents are advised to give medications at home and on a schedule other than school hours. If it is necessary that medication be given during school hours, the legal regulations are as follows (these regulations also include over-the-counter medications):
Medications must be brought to school by a parent or responsible adult in the original prescription bottle.
• The physician prescribing the medication must fill out a doctor's order and a parent must give written permission.
• Students are not allowed to carry any type of medication without proper authorization from a physician, the student's parent/guardian, and the nurse.
Unless these steps are followed, school nurses are not allowed to dispense medication to your child. These rules are for your child's safety; they are also required by law.

Request for the Administration of Medication Form


Students are required by NYS to participate in physical education, and all students must fulfill this requirement before graduation. A written statement from the family physician is essential for any exclusion from physical education class. This note should include the reason for exclusion from physical activity and, if possible, the length of time for exclusion. Any child who does have surgery or any other injury requiring a cast, splint, or other support, or stitches must provide a physician’s note describing his/her ability to participate in physical activity. If your child is wearing a cast, he/she may not participate in gym/recess. This policy ensures a safe environment for all the children in Blessed Sacrament School. 

No student may return to physical education class after a physician ordered exclusion until the school nurse has seen the permission certificate from the physician. If your child is excused from the gym, he/she will not be able to participate in outdoor or gym-based recess.