School Health Requirements for New and Current Students

  • School Health Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year 
    For New and Current Students


    1. Physicals:
      Physical Exam Forms are required for students entering Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

      Forms:

      In accordance with new NYS regulations, onlythe Required NYS School Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent can be accepted by the school for student physical exam forms.

      Date of Physical Exams:
      Physical exams conducted by a NYS licensed medical provider within twelve months prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year are acceptable. This means any physical exam that was done before September 9, 2020 will not be accepted. 

      Physical Exam Forms must be submitted to the school health office by Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

      Link: Required NYS School Health Examination Form

     

    1. Immunizations:
      Students must meet New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance for the grade level they are entering. Requirements include correct intervals between vaccines, correct ages at which vaccines were received, as well as the correct number of doses.

      Generally, students entering Grade 6 need a Tdap vaccine; students entering Grade 7 need dose 1 of Menactra vaccine; students entering Grade 12 need dose 2 of Menactra vaccine. Check with your School Nurse to see if your child is up to date for the 2021-2022 School Year. 

      Proof of up-to-date immunizations is due by Thursday, September 23, 2021.

      Any student who does not meet immunization requirements by September 23, 2021, may be referred to building administrators for exclusion from school.

      Links:
      2021-2022 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance
      NYS DOH School Vaccinations Website
      School Immunization Q&A

     

    1. Medications:

      ALL medication, including over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, medication that a student “self-carries,” requires a medication order from a medical provider by way of a Medication Administration form. 

    • Medication that can be given at home before or after school hours should be scheduled in this manner.
    • Please be sure each form is completed in its entirety before leaving the doctor’s office and before submitting it to the Nurse’s office.
    • Medication must be supplied by the parent/guardian in original over-the-counter or prescription packaging.


    Links:

    Medication Administration Form

    Allergy Medication Administration Form

    Asthma Medication Administration Form

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