Screenings

In addition to physicals and immunizations, there are additional screenings required by state law. Learn more below.

Bring the form above to your child’s dental care provider to be completed. Poor dental health can cause pain, lead to significant life-long health problems and be a barrier to academic achievement.

New York State law requires school districts to request dental certificates for students when they enter school and in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10

The dental assessment may be completed during or 12 months prior to the school year in which it is required. Please return the completed form to your school nurse.

If you have questions or do not have a dental care provider for your child, please contact the school nurse for assistance.

Vision screening is provided for new entrants and students in grades K-3, 5, 7 and 10.

A hearing screening is provided for new entrants and students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Parents and guardians will be notified only if a problem is identified.

Height, weight and body mass index screening. New York state law requires school districts to measure the height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and determine weight status categories for students when they enter school and in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10.

The purpose of this screening is to detect previously undiagnosed health problems related to growth and development that may, by early intervention, be more readily corrected. School districts also are required to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. Districts will report information about weight status categories gathered from private physicals or school screenings. 

Only summary information is included in the survey. No names or identifying information about individual students is shared. Information on any child whose parent/guardian has objected to the survey will be excluded from the reported survey data.

Public health law requires that public schools, day care providers and nursery schools "obtain evidence" of lead screening for all children under 6. If you have any questions, contact your child’s school nurse.

Additional information on lead exposure and poisoning is available here.