COVID-19 Updates and Information

Grades 3-5 will return for full time in-person learning starting Monday, April 26, which will fully reopen all elementary schools. The K-12 Full Remote program will still be available to families who choose that option. Due to state regulations, Columbia and Goff will remain in the Hybrid Model at this time. The East Greenbush CSD will continue to evaluate options for Columbia and Goff students to receive increased in-person learning at 6 feet social distancing where possible.

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Beginning July 1, 2018, parents will need to submit their children’s physical exam paperwork to their school Health Office at the following grade levels: K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and all new entering students.

A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when your child first starts at the school. If a copy is not given to the school within 30 days, the school will contact you. If your child has an appointment for an exam during 2018-19 that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.


Your family physician or pediatrician is familiar with your child’s health history, is able to give a more thorough physical examination, and can advise you regarding immunizations needs. This physical provides an excellent opportunity for you and your child to ask questions or discuss health concerns.

When you have your child examined by your family physician, please have the physician record the findings on the second page of the physical examination form. The signed physical should be returned to the Health Office as soon as possible in September 2018.

NYS Education Law also requests a Dental Examination Certificate in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and for newly entering students.

If your child plans to participate in Interscholastic Sports, grade 7 through 12, a physical must be done annually. Please be sure the sports section is completed.

Health Services Letter and Physical Exam Form