Students entering 6th grade for the school year 2020-2021 are required to have documentation of one dose of the Tdap vaccine at 11 years of age. Students entering 6th grade and 10 years old will be in compliance until turning 11. There will be a 14 day grace period after the 11th birthday to turn in documentation for proof of immunization to the nurse's office.
Students entering the 7th & 8th grade for the school year 2020-2021 are required to have documentation of one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY/MCV4) on file in the school health office prior to the start of the school year! The MenB vaccine is NOT compliant with the regulations. You can find more information on the school’s website under the Health Services tab or at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal/
It is the parents responsibility to bring documentation to the school health office. Providers do not send it automatically to the school! You can request that your provider’s office fax them to 315-493-6031. A record of your child’s immunizations from your health care provider or health department is acceptable. A NYSIIS/NYCIR record is also acceptable. The student’s name, date of birth and exact date each immunization was given must be included in the record. Handwritten records must be signed by the provider. Look for common names, Menactra and Menveo.
Your child will NOT be permitted to attend school without the appropriate documentation!
Immunizations can be obtained from your family health care provider, your county health department, or school based health clinic if enrolled. Please contact the school health office with any further questions.
At the beginning of each school year every public school district is required by law to complete the NYS Department of Health Immunization Survey. This survey is conducted to make sure students are in compliance with immunizations required by law for entrance to public school. The school nurse does their best to notify parents of discrepancies and inform parents of due/overdue immunizations. The survey reports all students that are compliant, non-compliant or exempt. A medical exemption requires a doctors documentation of reason for exemption and is renewed annually. A religious exemption requires documentation/letter to the Superintendent of schools for approval. All information is collected anonymously.
Weight Status/BMI Survey
The NYS Department of Health also conducts a survey of student's weight status categories/BMI. They survey school districts on a bi-annual basis. All information is collected anonymously.
NYS Required Health Screenings:
All screenings will be done by School Nurse unless notified by the parent in writing within the first 30 days of school that it will be done by their private physician and submit written proof signed by the private provider to the nurse's office.
Distance & Near Vision -required for ALL 5th &7th Graders
Hearing - required for ALL 5th & 7th Graders
Scoliosis - required for Girls in 5th & 7th Grades ONLY
Health Appraisals - required for ALL 5th & 7th Graders
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