South Colonie's Health Services program supports student academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing health screenings that are mandated by the State of New York. All new students and students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th, are required by law to present a copy of a current physical (done within the last 12 months) to the school nurse, within 30 days of their first day of school. Any time your child has a new immunization, please give the school nurse a copy for your child’s official record. If your child needs immunizations, you can contact Albany County Health Department 447-4589. During the school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:
Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Near vision acuity, hyperopia and color perception screening for all newly entering students.
Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in grades 5-9.
A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category information is required for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. District Physical Form (pdf).
A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.
As such, the district requires students submit a dental certificate. There is a sample certificate available for you to take to your child’s dentist and once it is completed, it should be returned to the School Nurse as it will be filed in your child’s Cumulative Health Record.