2018-2019 NYS Requirements and Changes
There have been a few changes made in New York State concerning health examinations, screening requirements, and immunizations.
- Health Examination: As of July 1, 2018 New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or KDG, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days of the start of the school year. These examinations must be completed on the approved NYSED Student Health Examinations Form, which is available on our website 7512-Health Examination Form. A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist is also asked for at the same time.
- Health Screenings: The new regulations in vision and hearing screenings will be required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre-K or KDG, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11. Scoliosis screenings will be required for girls in grades 5 and 7 and for boys in grade 9. You will be notified of any abnormal findings.
- Meningococcal: Students entering Grade 7, 8, 9 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. Students entering Grade 12 must have either 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16 or 1 does if your child’s first does was given on or after age 16.
Thank you for working with us to keep all of our students healthy!
Elementary School Nurse Middle-High School Nurse
Mrs. Tina Henneman Cheryl Wintermanetel
Phone: 716-375-6600, ext. 4165 Phone: 716-375-6600, ext. 2104
Fax: 716-375-6628 Fax: 716-375-6630