Changes to New York State Vision Screening Guidelines:
New York State Education Law requires that students receive vision screening as part of the school health services provided by each public school district. The purpose of this requirement is to detect the presence of vision problems likely to impede a student's learning. We will be conducting vision screening for your child during the school year on the mandated screen years (K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10). If the results of the screening indicate that your child requires further follow-up, you will receive written notification.
NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE).
EFFECTIVE July 1, 2018: Education Law Article 19 and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require physical examinations of public school students: Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K,1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 Annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE).