ATTENTION PARENTS: Changes to School Health Exam and Immunization Requirements Effective July 1, 2019New York State has made changes to the immunizations which are required by Public Health Law for school entrance/attendance, effective July 1, 2019.
Beginning July 1, 2019, all New York State public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new entrant and in Pre-K or Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. While we suggest that physical examinations be recorded on the NYSED Student Health Examination Form for Schools, we will accept complete physical exams recorded on any form that your provider's office uses. During the summer months you may send completed physical exam forms to the school nurse at the school your child will attend in September 2019.
You can download the NYSED Student Health Exam form by clicking HERE.
For more information on physicals, click HERE.
For information on the meningococcal vaccine, click HERE.
To prevent Communicable Disease and due to New York State requirement, all students must be immunized; no student will be allowed to attend the Baldwinsville Central Schools without proof of the following minimum requirements:
Acceptable proof of immunization should be provided in a form of certificate from physician or clinic specifying types and dates of immunization or disease; or blood test results that shows proof of immunity. When a range exists, the NYS Department of Health may require your child to receive the higher dosage listed in the chart below.
2019-20 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance for K-12
You can download a PDF of these requirements HERE.
After June 25, please send proof of immunization to the school nurse where your child will be attending school in the fall.
Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:
Important Information From the Nurses Office:
• All schools now have a nebulizer in the nurse’s office!!! If your child requires nebulizer treatments, please provide the nurse with: MD order, medication and the tubing with a mouthpiece.
• Kids with asthma may carry their rescue inhaler with them if the nurse has a MD note on file indicating that this is okay. We strongly recommend that a back up inhaler be housed at the nurse’s office. Please tell your child to notify the nurse early if they are using the rescue inhaler more than once in the day so that she can monitor his/her lungs and avert a crisis.
• Medications administered at school must be carried into the nurse’s office by an adult. The medication must be presented with a MD script indicating school hour’s administration, a written parental request for school administration and be in the original container; same rules apply for over-the-counter medication.
• State laws prohibit us from giving any medication without a MD order. School nurses do not have supplies of Tylenol, Motrin, Midol… in their offices.
• If your child has a medical condition (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, allergy…), ask the nurse to complete one of our newly developed individual Care Plans with you. These new forms allow you to acknowledge your child’s unique needs. They will be kept in a secure area in the nurse’s office for reference.