Health & Dental Examination Requirements

  • New York State law requires a physical examination for all students entering Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, and all students transferring into the Dobbs Ferry School District.

    The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. 

    All students entering Kindergarten and all students transferring into the district must present a verified copy of all immunizations. Students whose immunization records are already on file only need to present proof of additional immunizations that they receive. Click here for the 2019-2020 New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

    A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is requested for students entering Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, and students transferring into the school district.  

    • A copy of the physical examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when your child first starts at the school, and when your child starts K , 1st , 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, & 11th. If a copy is not given to the school within 30 days, the school will contact you.
    • For your convenience, a physical exam form and dental health certificate for your health care providers is available on the Health Services page of the school’s website.
    • All students entering Kindergarten must present a verified copy of all immunizations. Students whose immunization records are already on file only need to present proof of additional immunizations that they receive. Click here for the 2019-2020 New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance
    • Communication between private and school health staff is important for safe and effective care at school. Your healthcare provider may not share health information with school health staff without your signed permission. Please talk to your provider about signing their consent form for the school at the time of your child’s appointment for the examination. 

    We suggest you make copies of the completed forms for your own records before sending them to the school health office. We appreciate your time in collaborating with us to maintain a healthy community and to provide your child and our student with the necessary documentation as required by law.