The New York State Department of Education requires physicals for all school children entering kindergarten, second grade, fourth grade, seventh grade, tenth grade and those who are new to the district. Physical exams are valid for the twelve months prior to the start of the school year.
A copy of the physical, on your own medical provider's form, is acceptable or you may print and bring the following form for the provider to complete:(physical exam form).
Sports Physicals – Physicals for athletes must be performed annually. The sports qualifying physical must be dated within the 12 months prior to the start of your athlete’s season. Plan ahead and schedule annual physical exams with your primary provider early.
New York State requires schools to screen vision, hearing and for scoliosis on school children according to the information below (listed by grade level). The school nurse will contact you when there is a need for follow-up on screening results.
- HEARING: new entrants, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10
- VISION: new entrants, K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10
- SCOLIOSIS: grades 5-9.
Body Mass Index (BMI) reporting to the state is required every other year. Numbers are reported in aggregate format; there is absolutely no identification of individual student BMI data.
Please contact your nurse with any screening questions.