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Health and Safety

Tuxedo Park School is committed to providing a safe environment for its students. 

We follow all state-level and CDC guidelines to keep our students, faculty, and staff in good health. We remain flexible and adaptable as recommendations may change throughout the school year. Please find details about our health and safety practices/protocols below.

When to keep a child home with illness

It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they express that they do not feel well.  Usually, the best place for them is school, however there are times when we recommend keeping them home to rest or visit a health care provider.

Contact our
School Nurse, Jacklyn Maki, RN, with any questions regarding health and safety protocols.

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Food Allergy Awareness

We would like to take a moment to remind everyone that Tuxedo Park School is a Nut Free facility. We ensure that foods containing nuts or nut extracts are not inside of the school at any time. We have a variety of options for students with allergies and ensure that faculty and staff are trained in case of an emergency. To further help, we make sure that anything that is brought to the school for parties, snacks or celebrations are made entirely nut free and ask that you comply with these guidelines.


Health Records & Regulations

School health records serve two purposes. First, information must be on file with the school in order to comply with New York State health and immunization regulations. Second, the school needs a concise record for each child that will facilitate the handling of an emergency situation. State law mandates that each child’s immunizations are current. All students’ records and health forms must be updated annually on Magnus Health; parents will receive information about logging in to that system prior to the new school year. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse. 

AHERA Management Plan

Like all buildings constructed before the 1980, TPS has an asbestos management plan. The existing plan is available for review during regular business hours. If you would like to consult our existing AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) Management Plan or have any questions, please contact Richard Fleck, CFO at 845-351-4737 x 108.

Safety Drills

New York State Education Law Section 807 requires that “every public or private school or educational institution other than colleges and universities, to instruct and train the pupils by means of drills, so that they may in sudden emergency be able to respond appropriately.”  Per this law, TPS conducts eight evacuation and four lock down drills each school year. 

School Messenger: Emergency Notification System

Tuxedo Park School uses School Messenger to deliver text, email, and phone call notifications with important information about delays, school closings, safety alerts, etc. Please contact Zoe Steinberg-Di Stefano if you are not receiving alerts or wish to be added to our list. Click here to learn how to manually opt in to SMS messages.