Physical Examinations

  • Health Appraisal Requirements

    New York State Education Department mandates that all children who are new entrants (including pre-K and kindergartners) and students in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 are required to have a "certificate of health" or physical examination from their health care provider indicating that the child is physically fit, free from infectious diseases, and able to participate in all activities.

    Exams are considered valid for a full year through the last day of the month in which the exam was conducted. For example, an physical exam conducted on or after September 1, 2012 is valid for school entrance and mandatory tenth grade physicals. Physician Offices do not automatically forward copies of the exams to the school nurse. It is the parent's responsibility to confirm that it is on file in the school health office.

    Families of new entrants must provide the school nurse physical to fulfill this requirement within 30 days of enrollment.

    For all sports physicals must be within a year of the start of the sports season.

    All Medical/ Health office Forms can be accessed by going to: http://www.pittsfordschools.org/documents.cfm?id=18.239