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New requirements for student physicals

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on May 25, 2018

doctor and child with stethoscope New York state has made changes in its health regulations effective July 1, which may affect when your child must receive a health exam and certain health screenings. 

  • A health exam will be required for all students enrolling in the district for the first time, and for all children entering kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 in the fall.
  • Vision and hearing screenings will be required within 6 months of admission to school and in kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11. (These screenings are available at school.)
  • Scoliosis screenings will be required for girls in grades 5 and 7, and for boys in grade 9. (These screenings are available at school.)

Please do not wait to schedule your child’s medical appointment. This is also a good time to review your child’s immunization records with their pediatrician to ensure your child has the required vaccinations for their age and grade in school. This will help ensure your child meets all requirements before the start of the 2018-19 school year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse or your child’s pediatrician.

The state has also issued a new physical form that must be completed by your healthcare provider. [Fillable PDF] The effective date of this newly required form is for any physical on or after July 1, 2018. Completed documentation may be sent to the school nurse via fax or mailed to the school.

Eagle Elementary School
27 Van Dyke Road
Delmar, New York 12054
Stacie Decker, School Nurse: Ph. 518-694-3953; Fax 518-439-7517

Elsmere Elementary School
247 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Linda Jean Isenberg, School Nurse: Ph. 518-439-3019; Fax 518-439-7546

Glenmont Elementary School
328 US-9W
Glenmont, NY 12077
Mary Ellen Fusco, School Nurse: Ph. 518-439-4929; Fax 518-432-5209

Hamagrael Elementary School
1 McGuffey Lane
Delmar, NY 12054
Monica Vail, School Nurse: Ph. 518-439-8889; Fax 518-439-8732

Slingerlands Elementary School
25 Union Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Kathy Betzhold, School Nurse: Ph. 518-439-8984; Fax 518-475-1931

Bethlehem Central Middle School
332 Kenwood Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Heather Machabee, Laura Collier & Mary Ann Bruno, School Nurses: Ph. 518-439-7705; Fax 518-439-0153

Bethlehem Central High School
700 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Beth Callahan, Annemarie Marsh & Christin Maycrink, School Nurses: Ph. 518-439-4921; Fax 518-475-9243