Parents and guardians, please be advised of important deadlines for proof of up-to-date immunizations and school physicals:
Proof of up-to-date immunizations must be submitted prior to the start of school for kindergartners and all new students. View information regarding New York State Vaccination Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance: English | Español.
The Rockland County Department of Health offers immunization and medical clinics for children ages 5-18 and adults, including those who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid. For information or to make an appointment, call (845) 364-2497. Details are posted on the NYS Department of Health website.
SCHOOL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
Please read the following requirements carefully:
- 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 within 30 days after the start of school 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; no other forms are acceptable.
- Links to the NYSED Student Health Examination Form and dental certificate forms are posted on the For Parents page of our school district website, under Forms.
Parents are encouraged to make copies of the completed forms for their own records before sending them to the School Nurse’s Office. Forms may be faxed to the appropriate school:
WOS: Riva Fisher, RN | Tel: 845-680-1304 | Fax: 845-680-1920
CLE: Karen Fitzgibbons, RN | Tel: 845-680-1508 | Fax: 845-680-1957
SOMS: Margaret Keane, RN | Tel: 845-680-1130 | Fax: 845-680-1911
TZHS: Patricia Shalvey, RN | Tel: 845-680-1647 | Fax: 845-680-1960