The Board of Education recognizes that the physical and emotional well-being of our students is vital to successful learning and is an important aspect of the overall school program. The Board also recognizes that the medical services delivered by our professional school nurses support the district’s mission.
Health Records, Medical Examinations & Screenings
In order to promote the physical well being of all children, New York State Education Law requires proof of immunization against childhood diseases before children can be enrolled in school and mandates certain medical examinations and screenings.
All new entrants are required to submit proof of the following immunizations: Contact the school nurse.
It is the parents’ responsibility to provide proof of immunization to the school nurse. In the event that proof of immunization is not provided or a child does not complete an immunization series, NYS law mandates that the child shall be excluded from attending school until such time as proof of immunization is provided or the series is resumed.
Annual medical examinations are required of all students in grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10 and for all new entrants to the East Williston School District. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight status category must be submitted to the school on the Health Appraisal Form. (It is recommended, however, that all children receive an annual medical and dental examination.) The family private physician’s report must be returned to the school’s Health Office no later than October 1. Failure to provide this information will result in having the child examined by the school physician.
Students in grades 6 through 11 who are interested in participating in the District’s Interscholastic Athletic Program for the next school year, must have an approved medical examination performed by either the School Physician or a family physician. A report of the medical examination performed by the family physician must be completed on the district form, which must be submitted to the School Nurse for review and approval. The School Physician will be available to conduct sports physicals in June, August and September of each year. The results of all approved sports medical examinations will be valid for participation in the athletic program throughout the school year. Each sports season, students must complete and return a parent consent and medical update form. Coaches, at their pre-season team meetings, will distribute these forms. These forms are also available in the Health Offices, the Athletic Director’s Office and on this website.