Health information

Elementary School Nurse: Tammy Martinez

Phone: 589-7118


Middle School Nurse: Donna Gulde

Phone: 589-7128


High School Nurse: Theresa Vallely

Phone: 589-7148


Emergency Information

At the beginning of every school year, parents are asked to update emergency information files. It is very important that we know how to reach a parent or designated person in case of an emergency. If any changes are made during the school year concerning this information, it is very important that you notify the school.



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.

Please remember that children without proper immunizations will not be allowed to attend school.

If you have any questions, please contact school nurses Tammy Martinez (Elementary School, 589-7118), TBA (Middle School, 589-7128) or Theresa Vallely (High School, 589-7148).


Administering Medication in School

If possible, parents are advised to give medications at home and on a schedule other than school hours. If it is necessary that a 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 students 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.


Physical Exams

Students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 are required to have physical exams. These physicals are offered at school, but parents have the option to take their children to their own family physician. The physician must then fill out a health form for the school s record.

Students who play sports must have a sports physical. Sports physicals are offered during June for the following school year. If your child does not come in for a sports physical when they are offered at school, then parents will be responsible for taking their child for a physical. The exception to this would be a new student entering the district. For Athletics information, click here.


New York State BMI/WSC Parent Notification

Our school has been selected to report data from the current K, 1, 3, 5, 8 and 11th grades.


School/Community Health and Wellness Team

The Comprehensive School/Community Health and Wellness Team is made up of a diverse group of community members, parents, staff, area health professionals and students, with the goal of promoting health and wellness in the community.

The coordinator of health education oversees this team and conducts several meetings per year. Information and meeting schedules can be obtained by calling the high school health office at 589-7148.

Please use this link to view our District Wellness Policy.

Spencer-Van Etten
Central School District

16 Dartts Crossroad
Spencer, NY 14883


Office Hours:  8am-4pm

Dr. Joseph Morgan
Superintendent of Schools

(607) 589-7100

Laurie Cooper
Secretary to the Superintendent,
District Clerk,
Records Retention Officer


Jane St. Amour-Bradley
School Business Executive


Anne Frisbie
Purchasing Agent,
Benefits Coordinator


Jennifer Swayze
Public Information Coordinator


Jack Wiiki
Chief Information Officer


Christina Lampila
CSE Chairperson