Physicals & Screenings

  • Physical Examinations:

    Physical exams are required by New York State Education Law for all newly enrolled students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11 and, when necessary, for special education evaluations. The examination may be conducted by either the family physician or the school physician.

    In cases where a school health examination reveals a potential problem, parents are notified of the need for further study by the family physician or dentist and forms are sent to parents to be filled out by the doctor so that the necessary adjustments may be made in the school program.

    Sports Physicals:

    Sports physicals are required before a student may participate in any interscholastic sport or sports practice - the official NYS Physical Form must be used. In-school examinations are offered to athletes prior to each sports season. If being examined by the school medical officer, you must also complete the Health Appraisal Form, obtainable from the school nurse/health office. Fall sports examinations are offered in May of the previous year. The physical is performed by the school physician unless the parent requests a private examination. No student may participate without the approval of the school medical officer.

    Scoliosis, Vision & Hearing Screenings:

    • Vision screenings for distance and near acuity will be done for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11.
    • Color perception screening for all newly entering students.
    • Hearing screenings will be done for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11.
    • Scoliosis screening of the spine is done annually for all girls in grades 5 and 7 and boys in grade 9.