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New York State Education Law permits schools to request a dental examination report for all newly enrolled students, and for students in grades K, 2, 4, 7, and 10. Dental Health Certificates are to be completed by parent or guardian and the child’s dentist. Completed certificates should be sent to your school nurse. List of local dentists who may provide free or reduced cost examinations.
New York State Education Law requires that schools provide the following health screenings:
Parent(s) will be notified if there are any concerns during their child’s screening. Results of all screenings will be documented in the student’s school health record.
New York State law requires all students to be immunized against
polio, rubella, hepatitis B, diphtheria, mumps, and measles.
Proof of immunization for new students must be presented for
Pre-K children born on or after Jan. 1, 2000, and sixth graders born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, must be immunized for varicella unless parents can present proof of vaccination or a doctor's note verifying the date the child had the chicken pox disease. Students entering sixth grade, who are 11 years or older, must receive the Tdap vaccine.
In order for the school nurse to give a student medications during school hours, the following requirements must be met:
A physical exam is required for all children entering this school system for the first time and for all children entering grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. Proof of this exam must be a signed physician’s physical appraisal form. [A physical exam performed within the 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 at the school’s expense. We prefer that parents make appointments to have the family doctor complete the physical as he/she will perform a more complete physical exam and will give the required immunizations.
Athletes must have a physical completed by the school doctor or a private physician prior to practicing or participating in a sport. Athletes must bring the following sports forms, signed by their parents, with them to the physical. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Athletic Director's Office at 858-3100, Ext. 11881.