New York State Education Law
requires an annual physical examination for students
upon entrance to school (including those transferring
from other states or other school districts within the
state of New York) and routinely at grades K, 2, 4, 7
and 10. As well as when they:
in interscholastic sports
referred by/to the Committee on Special Education
deemed necessary by school authorities to determine
a child’s education program
The school physician may perform the students’ physicals.
However, we encourage your family physician to do the
exam, as he knows your child's medical history. If you
wish to have your own physician do your child’s
physical, please contact the Health Office within the
first week of school, as student physicals will be scheduled.
York State Education Law also requires annual health
students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 are required
to have a far vision screening every year. For new
students near vision acuity and color perception are required within 6 months of entry.
students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10, and new
students are required to have a hearing screening.
Scoliosis screening is required for all students in
grades 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
screens are basic and are used as an indicator for possible
difficulties. You will be contacted if your child’s
health screens are not within the normal range. If you
choose not to have your child screened by the school
nurse, please notify her immediately and promptly provide
documentation from your child’s specialist (pediatrician,
audiologist, or ophthalmologist) with complete findings.
“Within normal limits” is not acceptable.
feel free to contact the Health Offices.