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New grade-level health requirements take effect July 1, 2018

New York state has set new grade-level requirements for health exams and screenings for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Beginning July 1, all students enrolling in the district for the first time - along with children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 in the fall - will be required to have a health exam.

Other changes for students include vision screening for distance and near-vision acuity, as well as hearing screening within six months of admission to school and for students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11.

In addition, scoliosis screenings will be required for girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.

Also, please note that to be allowed to start school, students entering grades 7, 8, 9 and 12 must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Grades 7, 8 and 9 must have one dose of meningococcal vaccine. Grade 12 must to have two doses of meningococcal vaccine, with the last dose on or after 16 years of age or one dose of meningococcal vaccine on or after 16 years of age.

To ensure all children meet the healthcare requirements before the start of the 2018-19 school year, parents and guardians are advised to:

Schedule medical appointments ahead of time.

Review their children’s immunization records with their healthcare provider to ensure they have the required vaccinations for their age and grade in school.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Roy, RN at (518) 295-6660 or Suzan Weber RN at (518) 295-6634.

Detailed info by grade level for parents & guardians

The following requirements have been set for students according to their age and grade level.

Pre-K

Students entering pre-kindergarten in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering pre-K must have:

● 4 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
● 1 dose of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
● 1-4 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (Hib)
● 1-4 doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV)

Kindergarten

Students entering kindergarten in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering kindergarten must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 1

Students entering first grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering first grade must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 2

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting second grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering second grade must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
○ Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 3

Students entering third grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete the exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering third grade must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
○ Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 4

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting fourth grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering fourth grade must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
○ Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 5

Students entering fifth grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering fifth grade must have:

● 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
○ Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
○ Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
● 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
● 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 6

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting sixth grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering sixth grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 7

Students entering seventh grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering seventh grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
● 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 8

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting eighth grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering eighth grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
● 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 9

Students entering ninth grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering ninth grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
● 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 10

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting 10th grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering 10th grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
○ Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 11

Students entering 11th grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district.

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering 11th grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 12

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting 12th grade in the fall.

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. Children entering 12th grade must have:

● 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
● 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
● 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
● 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
● 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
○ Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
● 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
● 2 doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)
○ Or 1 dose if your child received the dose at age 16 years or older

[5/2018]

 

 

 

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