Health Screenings

  • The Health Department supports students' academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that school nurses provide care for students is by performing health screenings that are mandated by New York state. During the school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school.

    Vision

    • Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
    • Near vision acuity, hyperopia and color perception screening for all newly entering students.

    Hearing

    • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

    Scoliosis

    • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for male students in grade 9 and for female students in grades 5 and 7.

    Health Appraisals

    • A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category information is required for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

    Dental Certificates

    • A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

    School nurses will send a letter to a student's home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call your child’s school health office if you have any questions or concerns.