New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade. Any physical examination completed on or after September 6, 2021, will be accepted if signed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Your doctor will have this form on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination form electronically. **New York State Education Law, Section 903, was amended to read, “Each Health Certificate shall also state a student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category… each school and school district shall participate in surveys directed by the commissioner of health pursuant to the public health law….” The Niagara Falls School District may be selected to report student weight status category information. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MAY NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL IF YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S BMI AND WEIGHT STATUS EXCLUDED FROM THIS ANONYMOUS SURVEY.
We can accept any exam form dated after September 6, 2021. You or your provider may return the completed form to the school health office by October 6, 2022.
*See attached NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance to ensure your child is up to date with their vaccines. To avoid exclusion from school, all vaccines must be completed within 14 days from the first day of school, so be sure to complete all required immunizations over the summer.
Dr. Jo A. Silvaroli DNP, FN
Medical Director/Nurse PractitionerNiagara Falls City School District630-66th StreetNiagara Falls, NY 14304716-286-0787 Desk Phone716-286-0758 Fax number