Huntington School District parents are being alerted to a pair of important changes in New York State Education Law, which become effective on July 1.
All public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new student and in pre-K, kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. The exams must be completed on the approved New York State Education Department Student Health Exam Form for Schools.
“We understand that your medical provider’s office may not yet be aware of the change, so if you have already had a physical examination completed for the 2018/19 school year on a different form, the school may accept the physical on that form,” wrote Huntington UFSD Director of Special Education & Student Support Services Diana Rich in a letter to parents and health care providers.
The approved form will be available this spring on the New York State Center for School Health’s website at www.schoolhealthny.com. Go to the Samples/Forms/Notifications page.
“Beginning in the 2019/20 school year, only the approved form will be accepted,” Ms. Rich said. Questions about the new law can be directed to any school nurse’s office in Huntington UFSD.
“We appreciate your time collaborating with us to provide your child and our student with the required documentation as required by law,” wrote Ms. Rich in her letter, which is posted on the district website at www.hufsd.edu.