March 21, 2018
Dear parent/guardian and health care provider:
This letter is to inform you of two important changes in the Education Law effective 7/1/2018.
Beginning 7 /1/18 all New York State public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new entrant, Pre-K, Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. These examinations must be completed on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form that will be available to you In the health offices and the Canajoharie School website starting in July 2018.
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 will accept the physical on that form.
Starting in 2019-2020 ONLY the approved form will be accepted. We realize many offices use electronic health records to document student health data. We encourage you to work with your EHR vendor to incorporate the approved form prior to 2019.
Canajoharie School District appreciates your time in collaborating with us to provide your child/patient and our student with the documentation required by law.
Alicia Downs RN BSN
136 Scholastic Way Canajoharie, NY 13317
Haley Baker LPN
25 District Road Canajoharie, NY 13317