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Health Services

Caren Radell
School Nurse Supervisor

Phone: (315) 255-8829
Fax: (315) 255-8855

Auburn Enlarged City School District
Harriet Tubman Administration Building
78 Thornton Avenue
Auburn, NY 13021
Jenna Stevens
Keyboard Specialist
Phone: (315) 255-8825
Fax: (315) 255-8855

Kelly Lupo
School Nurse
Auburn High School
Phone: (315) 255-8320
Fax: (315) 282-2837
Beth Brown
School Nurse
Auburn High School
Phone: (315) 255-8319
Fax: (315) 282-2837
Leah Squires
School Nurse
Auburn Junior High School
Phone: (315) 255-8486
Fax: (315) 282-2824
Lucia Vassalo
School Nurse
Casey Park Elementary School
Phone: (315) 255-8766
Fax: (315) 282-2804
Jean Wiseman
School Nurse
Genesee Elementary School
Phone: (315) 255-8646
Fax: (315) 282-2775
Lonna Vrooman
School Nurse
Herman Avenue Elementary School
Phone: (315) 255-8686
Fax: (315) 282-2815
Heather Demaria
School Nurse
Owasco Elementary School
Phone: (315) 255-8725
Fax: (315) 282-2788
Nicole Tortorici
School Nurse
Seward Elementary School
Phone: (315) 255-8609
Fax: (315) 255-8611
Svetlana Kuksgauzen
School Nurse
Parochial Schools
Phone: (315) 916-3690
Fax - St. Albert: (315) 255-1621
Fax - Tyburn: (315) 252-4173

Kara Williams
School Nurse

New Cardiac Arrest Prevention Information

The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act  is a new law as of July 1, 2022. This law requires schools, students, and parents/guardians have information on sudden cardiac arrest risks, signs, and symptoms.  

Please note that sudden cardiac arrest in children and youth is rare. The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) on the playing field is 0.61 in 100,000. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops working. SCA can cause death if not treated immediately, and even with treatment death may occur. Immediate treatment is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). All public schools must have a staff member trained in the use of CPR and AED in school and at all school athletic events.

Preventing SCA before it happens is the best way to save a life. Both your family health history and your child’s personal history must be told to healthcare providers to help them know if your child is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.  Ask your child if they are having any of the symptoms listed below and tell a healthcare provider. Know your family history and tell a healthcare provider of any risk factors listed below.

The signs or symptoms are:

  • Fainting or seizure, especially during or right after exercise or with excitement or startled
  • Racing heart, palpitations, or irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or extreme fatigue with exercise
  • Chest pain or discomfort with exercise
  • Excessive shortness of breath during exercise
  • Excessive, unexpected fatigue during or after exercise
Student’s Personal Risk Factors are:
  • Use of diet pills, performance-enhancing supplements, energy drinks, or drugs such as cocaine, inhalants, or “recreational” drugs.
  • Elevated blood pressure or cholesterol
  • History of health care provider ordered test(s) for heart related issues
Student’s Family History Risk Factors are:
  • Family history of known heart abnormalities or sudden death before 50 years of age
  • Family members with unexplained fainting, seizures, drowning, near drowning or car accidents before 50 years of age
  • Structural heart abnormality, repaired or unrepaired
  • Any relative diagnosed with the following conditions:
  • Enlarged Heart/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart rhythm problems, long or short QT interval
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Marfan Syndrome- aortic rupture
  • Heart attack at 50 years or younger
  • Pacemaker or implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
SCA in students at risk can be triggered by athletic activities. To decrease the chance of SCA in a student, the interval health history questions for Athletics on FamilyID must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before each sports season. These questions help identify changes since the last physical examination or health history was completed. School personnel may require a student with health or history changes to see a healthcare provider before participating in athletics.

Finally, the law requires any student who has signs and symptoms of pending SCA be removed from athletic activity until seen by a physician. The physician must provide written clearance to the school for the student to be able to return to athletics.

Please contact the NYS Education Department Office of Student Support Services for questions 518-486-6090.


Update on School Vaccination Requirements in NYS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.
As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), or child day care settings.
For more information please click here:
Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements
Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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