New York State Public Health Law Article 21, Title VI, Section 2164
mandates all children must be properly immunized. The West Islip School
District must exclude from attendance those students not in compliance.
All entering kindergarten students are required to provide proof of
required immunizations according to the
York State Requirements for School Entrance/ Attendance.
Students in the West Islip School District are screened annually for
height and weight. Vision screening is performed in grades K-3, 5, 7 and
10. Hearing screening is performed in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
Students are also screened for spinal deviation; this takes place in
grades 5 through 9.
The New York State Education Law requires that every student have a
health examination upon entrance into school at any grade level, and for
each student entering KINDERGARTEN, SECOND, FOURTH, SEVENTH AND TENTH
GRADES. Such examinations shall be acceptable if they are administered
not more than twelve months prior to the commencement of the school year
in which the examination is required. The school nurse is responsible
for scheduling health examinations with the school physician on students
who have not had their Family Physician Report completed.
Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in
interscholastic activities must have a sports examination completed by a
school physician or by their family physician. Physical forms may be
obtained in the school Health Office or
downloaded here. A
school nurse is assigned to each school building to implement the Health
NO STUDENT WILL BE ADMITTED TO SCHOOL WITHOUT THE REQUIRED
Each school’s Health Office maintains an Emergency Contact Card on every
student to be used in the event a child becomes ill or injured during
school hours. In the best interest of your child, we urge parents to
complete and return these cards promptly each year. In the event any of
the information changes, please notify your child’s school nurse of the
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