The Health Service Department of the North Salem Central School District supports the belief that
children who feel healthy and safe are better prepared to engage in their educational program and to be
successful students. Each school is staffed by a highly trained registered nurse. A part-time nurse is also
available to assist both buildings when needed. In addition, the school physician, Dr. Elliot Barsch is
available for consultation and yearly/sports physicals when necessary.
The school nurses have many important responsibilities which include: responding to staff and student
emergencies, delivering first aid, assuring that students with acute and chronic illnesses are able to
participate in their school program safely, completing mandated New York State Health Screenings, and
being available for special education/ child study teams as needed. The goal of the school nurses is to
promote a culture of health and wellness in their schools.
Our aim is to provide your children with the healthiest and safest environment possible at school.