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Health Information and Forms
Immunizations
Click the link below for the 2017-18 New York State immunization requirements for school entrance and attendance:
Physical Exam Requirements
A physical exam is required for all children entering this school system for the first time, and for all children entering Kindergarten and Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. Proof of this exam must be a signed physical appraisal form. (A physical exam performed within 12 months prior to the start of the school year is acceptable. All forms are due by October.) If such an examination is not provided, the school is required by law to provide the exam. We recommend that the parent or guardian make an appointment to have the family doctor complete the physical, as he or she will perform a more complete physical exam and will give the required immunizations.
 
For your convenience, linked below are Health Certificate/Physical Appraisal forms for each Health Office: 
School Health Screenings

New York State Education Law requires that schools provide the following health screenings:

  • Vision Screening for all newly enrolled students, including color perception, distance acuity, near vision and hyperopia; also students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 will be screened for distance.
  • Hearing Screenings for all newly enrolled students, as well as for students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
  • Scoliosis Screening for all students in Grades 5 through 9.

Medication Information and Policy

New York State Education Department Guidelines require all medications, including over-the-counter medications that are to be given at school, to have the following:

  • ·         A written order from a physician stating the medication, dosage, frequency and the time the medication is to be administered. 
  • ·         Signed authorization from the parent or guardian to allow the administration of the medication in school

Medications must be delivered in their original containers to the school by the parent or guardian; students are not allowed to carry medications to and from school.

Students who have a written order from their physician stating that they are self-directed and instructed in the proper use of their medication may carry emergency medications such as an Epi-pen, inhaler or insulin.  

 Please use the appropriate form below to comply with the district's Medication Policy:
Sports Physical Info for Middle & High School Students

Students interested in playing a sport must sign up in the Health Office. Announcements will be made approximately one month before the sport season starts. 

The following are required to play a sport:

  • ·         Sports Activity Form - this is required for each sport. Students must turn in a completed form when signing up for the sport.
  • ·         Current physical exam on file in the Health Office. If a student does not have a current physical on file, the nurse will schedule a sport physical for that student with the school doctor.

 Please click the link below for the Sport Activity Form:

Dental Health
New York State requests a copy of a dental examination for newly enrolled students, as well as for students in Kindergarten and Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. This is optional. For your convenience, Dental Health Certificates for each schools' Health Office are linked below. Your dentist can fill this out at your child's next check-up.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
New York State Education Law requires that BMI screening be included as part of the student's health examination. Each year, a sample of school districts are selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. No names or student information is sent, only a summary. However, you may choose to have your child's BMI information excluded from this survey. For your convenience, a BMI Opt-out Form is linked below.