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School Physicals

NYS law requires that each student enrolled in District schools must have a satisfactory health examination within twelve months prior to the beginning of the school year of:

     1)   The student's entrance in a District school at any grade level;
     2)   Entrance to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten;
     3)   Entry into the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades.

     The District may also require an examination and health history of a student when it is determined by the District that it would promote the educational interests of the student.

     In addition, the District requires a certificate of physical fitness for:

     1)   All athletes prior to their first sport of the school year, then only those who were injured
          or ill during their first sport before participating in a second sport during the school year;
     2)   All students who need work permits.

Health Certificate

     Each student must submit a health certificate attesting to the health examination within thirty (30) days after his/her entrance into school and within thirty (30) days after his/her entry into the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades. The health certificate must:

     1)   Describe the condition of the student when the exam was given;
     2)   State the results of any test conducted on the student for sickle cell anemia;
     3)   State whether the student is in a fit condition of health to permit his/her attendance at
           public school and, where applicable, whether the student has defective sight or
           hearing, or any other physical disability which may tend to prevent the student from
           receiving the best educational results, or which may require a modification of such
           work to prevent injury to the student; 
     4)   Be signed by a NY state licensed doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.