Adirondack Health Services
Health Services / Physical Examinations Change for 2018-2019 School Year
- New York State Education Law requires that physical examinations be completed for students prior to entering Pre-K or kindergarten and in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, as well as for new entrants to district.
- Examinations should be completed by your own physician or, if you prefer, the school physician. Physical examinations are also required for students who wish to participate in interscholastic athletics.
- The school nurse annually screens vision, hearing, height, weight, and, from the ages of 8 to 16, scoliosis. Parents will be informed of any unusual findings. These referrals need to be followed up by their primary care provider and a copy should be given to the school nurse. Dental Health Certificates are requested for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 & new students to the district.
12/2018: Please be sure your child is prepared with the proper footwear daily. If they have P.E. that day, please send sneakers. If they wear snow boots school they will also need to bring sneakers to wear during the day.
Here you will find some reference information on common viruses/nuisances found in our area. Please keep your child home if they have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. They may return 24 hours after the fever breaks without fever reducing medication.
- Note: If your child is sent home with head lice, you MUST accompany your child upon their return to school so the nurse can check their hair and make sure they're clear
- Note: Your child may return to school after they have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours. If they have blisters that are filled with fluid, the blisters are contagious and they should not return to school with them. If the blisters are dry, they may return to school.
- Note: Your child may return to school after their first does of antibiotic has been given