New York State permits schools to request an oral health assessment at the same time that a health examination is required. 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. If your child had a dental check-up before starting school, ask your dentist or hygienist to fill out Section 2 of the Dental Health Certificate form and then return the completed form to the school nurse as soon as possible.
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.