New York State Public Health Law requires all children entering or attending seventh, eighth and twelfth grades to receive an adequate dose or doses of vaccine against meningococcal disease.
New York State requires a physical exam for new entrants, students in grades kindergarten, 2, 4, 7 and 10, athletics, working permits and triennially for the Committee on special Education (CSE).
Should you have any questions please call Ms. Susan Dullea at 845-225-8441 ext 460.
AS PART OF A REQUIRED SCHOOL HEALTH EXAMINATION, A STUDENT IS WEIGHED AND HIS/HER HEIGHT IS MEASURED. THESE NUMBERS ARE USED TO FIGURE OUT THE STUDENT'S BODY MASS INDEX OR 'BMI'. THE BMI HELPS THE DOCTOR OR NURSE KNOW IF THE STUDENT'S WEIGHT IS IN A HEALTHY RANGE OR IS TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW. RECENT CHANGES TO THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION LAW REQUIRE THAT BMI AND WEIGHT STATUS GROUP BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL HEALTH EXAMINATION. A SAMPLE OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL BE SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. IF OUR SCHOOL IS SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE SURVEY, WE WILL BE REPORTING TO NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT OUR STUDENTS' WEIGHT STATUS GROUPS. ONLY SUMMARY INFORMATION IS SENT. NO NAMES AND NO INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS ARE SENT. HOWEVER, YOU MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD'S INFORMATION EXCLUDED FROM THIS SURVEY REPORT.