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Midlakes Health Services supports students’ academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way the District provides care for students is by performing health screenings as mandated by the state law during the school year, including the followed required screenings:Health Appraisals: New York State Education Law (section 903) requires a health examination for new entrants and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. It is recommended that children have the exam done by a primary care physician. 
 

BMI: New York State Education Law requires that body mass index (BMI) and weight status be included as part of the student’s school health examination. BMI lets a health care practitioner know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range. 

A sample of school districts is selected each year to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health and information on student weight groups must be reported. Only summary information is used. No names or information regarding individual students is sent. 

Hearing: (Performed at school if not submitted by a private physician). Screenings are required for all students new to the District and students entering kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7,9, and 11. 

Immunization: Children in a school setting must be immunized. The number of doses depends on the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Proof of immunization will be required before children are allowed to attend school. See chart for a schedule of immunizations from the New York State Department of Health.

Vision: (Performed at school if not submitted by a private physician). Distance and near vision acuity for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Color perception screenings are required for new students. 

Dental Certificates: A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. 

Scoliosis: (Performed at school if not submitted by a private physician) Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for girls in grades 5 and 7 and boys in ninth grade. 

Additional Notes

  • All medication (prescription/over the counter) must be delivered to the school by an adult. Medication cannot be administered at school without a written order from the physician and written permission from the parent/guardian.
  • If a child has a medical condition that prevents physical education participation, a medical excuse from the physician must be submitted to the school nurse.
  • Please notify the school when your child will be late, absent, or dismissed early. 
  • If a child has any special medical concerns or needs, please contact the nurse at your child’s school. 

Additional Resources

►Stop the Spread of Illness
►Fighting the Flu


Physician notes and Public Health orders can be faxed to Midlakes Elementary School at (315) 548-6709, Midlake High School at (315) 548-6329 or emailed to the Elementary School Nurse Michele Tyman or Middle/High School Nurse Heather DeRuyter. Parents/Guardians may reach the Elementary Health Office at (315) 548-6720 or the Middle/High School Health Office at (315) 548-6320.