The State of New York
requires certain health-related screenings to be completed in our
schools each year. The requirements are as follows:
For New Entrants to the District:
*Vision: distance acuity, near vision, hyperopia & color perception
*Physical exam-to be completed within 30 days of entry
Vision Screening: (distance acuity only)
-Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10
-Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10
Scoliosis (Spinal Screening)
-Grades 5 through 9
Physical Exam (Health Appraisal)
-PreKindergarten or Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
If there are any unusual findings or cause for concern, the school nurse will contact the parent/guardian. In the event additional evaluation is needed, a referral form will be sent home to the parent/guardian to take to their private healthcare provider.
As always, if you have a concern with your child, please feel free to contact the school nurse. Remember: Children need to learn to be healthy and need to be healthy to learn.
The Oxford School Health Office