Welcome to the Health Office
Welcome to the Dobbs Ferry School System! We know that you and your family will be very happy in our community.
New York State Law requires that all students new to the Dobbs Ferry School District and all students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th Grades have a physical examination. All physical examinations must be performed no more than 12 months prior to the start of the school year in which the examination is required. The physical exam form and documentation of required immunizations must be completed by your physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner (prescriber) authorized to practice in New York State or within a state that has standards of licensure and practice comparable to those of New York State.
The physical examination form must be handed in within the first 14 days of the start of the current school year. Failure to comply with this policy is in violation of Article 19 of New York State Education Law and will be referred to the school administrator.
A dental certificate is requested for students new to the district and in the following grades: Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th. Please refer to the school handbook for policies on absences, medication, physical examinations, and gym excuses.
Health Screenings Required by the State of New York:
All health offices will be providing health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. A letter will be sent home if there are any findings that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. The following screenings are required:
- Vision Screening: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10
- Hearing Screening: Grades k, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10
- Scoliosis Screening: Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
- New Students: Distance vision, near vision, color vision, hearing and scoliosis