Mandated Screenings

  • The New York State Education Department requires certain screening exams to be done on certain ages or grades of children. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) also requires that your private health care provider reports and that the school district collects information on your child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and Weight Status Category (WSC). Any information requested by the DOH regarding BMI or WSC will not contain identification of your child. However, if you prefer that your child’s information not be reported, please contact the school nurse.

    The following screening evaluations are conducted by the school nurse from November through June of the current school year. When a concern is found during the screening the parent/guardian will be notified in writing with recommendations for follow up with your child’s physician.

    1. Distance visual acuity for all new entrants and for children in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3 5, 7, and 10, or at any other time deemed essential.

    2. Near visual screening for all new entrants, PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

    3. Color perception for all new entrants within six months of the entrance.

    4. Hearing screening for all new entrants, PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

    5. Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) for girls in grades 5 and 7, and for boys in grade 9.

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