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New Health & Dental Exam Requirements for 2018-19 Announced

New Health & Dental Exam Requirements for 2018-19 Announced

New Health & Dental Exam Requirements for 2018-19 Announced
Posted on 01/25/2018
New Health Exam Requirements for Students Entering Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
New York State law requires a health examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade. Note that this is a change from previous years. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from the start of the school year. A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked for at the same time. 

During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:

Vision
• Distance and near vision acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre K, K, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11
• Near vision and color perception screening for all newly entering students

Hearing
• Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K, K, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11

Scoliosis
• Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys

A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.