New York State Education Law mandates that school children have a physical examination in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and all new entering students. This examination must have been completed within one calendar year of entering and MUST be documented on the attached mandated NYS form.
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.
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 this school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.
A PRIVATE PHYSICAL IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
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 physical examination form. The signed physical should be returned to the Health Office as soon as possible.
NYS Education Law also requests a Dental Examination Certificate in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and for newly entering students.
Thank you for helping us to reach our goals – healthy children.
East Greenbush Schools Health Office Staff