Health & dental exam requirements

BKW’s school nurses would like to inform our students’ families about important health and dental examination requirements set by the state.

June 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked for at the same time.

• A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when your child first starts at the school, and when your child starts Pre-K or K, 1st ,3rd , 5th, 7th , 9th  & 11th grades. If a copy is not given to the school within 30 days, the school will contact you.

• If your child has an appointment for an exam during this school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.

• For your convenience, a physical exam form and dental certificate for your health care providers can be found on this website

We suggest you make copies of the completed forms for your own records before sending them to the school health office.

Health and dental forms can be mailed or faxed directly to school. These forms can also be emailed to the nurse in your child’s building. Please see contact information below.

Alicia Lounsbury, MS/HS Registered Nurse

Katie Johnson, ES Registered Nurse

Elementary School Fax number: 518-872-2031
MS/HS fax number: 518-872-2083