New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time AND when entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. Physicals completed within 365 days prior to the first day of school are acceptable.
Please contact your child’s healthcare provider to schedule your child’s health examination and required vaccinations. Remember to sign consent forms allowing your provider to speak with school health staff at the time of your child’s examination. Parents are encouraged to keep copies of completed exam forms before sending them to the School Nurse’s Office.
- The examination must be completed by a NY/NJ state licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
- A dental certificate which indicates your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is requested at the same time.
- A copy of the NYSED Student Health Examination Form must be provided to the school by December 31, 2021 for new entrants AND when your child starts kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. Please note that the NYSED Student Health Examination Form or its electronic health record equivalent MUST be used for all physicals completed on or after January 31, 2021. No other forms are acceptable.
- Links to the NYSED Student Health Examination Form and dental certificate are posted under Forms on the For Parents page at www.socsd.org/for-parents.