Adirondack Health Services


**NEW** Health Services / Physical Examination documentation Requirements

Effective 1/31/21, all health examinations performed for public school students when they are a new student in a school district and when they enter Pre-K or Kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form which may not look the same, but presents the same information in the same order as indicated in the instructions - pursuant to Education Law:

·NYS Required Health Examination Form This is the approved PDF form for documenting school health examinations performed on or after 1/31/2021.

·Instructions for Completion of the New York State School Health Examination EHR Compatible Form This instruction sheet was created to help healthcare providers complete the NYS Required Health Examination Form in its entirety. It also provides guidance on creating an acceptable electronic health record equivalent form.

  • In lieu of Covid-19 and to ensure proper social distancing, in-school screenings for vision, hearing, height, weight, and, from the ages of 8 to 16, scoliosis are waived for the 2020-21 school year. Parents and teachers are encouraged to report possible issues with vision or hearing to the school nurse for individual screenings.

COVID 19 Information:


Covid-19 Flowcharts: Please refer to the NY State Department of Health school toolkit for Decision Making Flowcharts for Student Attendance.

New York State Travel Advisory- Please visit this site if you are planning on traveling with students. They must be quarantined to 2 weeks upon return if traveling to any of the states listed.

Immunization Information

Immunization Requirements

Illness Info

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.

When your Child comes home with Head Lice

  • 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

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie)

  • 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.


Influenza (Flu)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)


Strep Throat

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

  • Note: Your child may return to school after their first does of antibiotic has been given