Please be advised that the regulations for health examinations have changed effective July 1, 2018. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year health examinations will be required for all new entrants and students in grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th,7th, 9th and 11th. These examinations may be done up to one year to the month before your child begins these grades. The exam will be valid for a full year through the last of the month in which the exam was conducted.
In addition, Education Law, Section 903 and the Regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Education require physical examinations of all children when they:
Enter the school district for the first time
Participate in interscholastic sports
Need working papers
Are referred to/by the Committee on Special Education
Are deemed necessary by the school authorities to determine a child’s educational program.
We recommend that all examinations are done by your family physician or healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider and/or insurance please reach out to the nurse in your child’s school for assistance. You or your provider may return the completed form to the Nurses Office.
You or your physician can access the forms on the District website at www.rcsdk12.org under ‘Departments’ ‘School Health Services’ then click on “Health Services Forms”. You may need the Health Certificate/Appraisal Form and/or Dental Health Certificate.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Welcome to The Office of Student Health ServicesAbout Us:The Office of Student Health Services is responsible for assessment, monitoring, protection and nurturing of students' physical well being and health literacy through increasing students' access to health assessment and care at school, home, and the community. The department's aim is to decrease barriers to learning. Student Health Services coordinates and directs the District provision of health services through development of cooperation, collaboration and networking within the District and the larger health community.For more information, contact the Office of Student Health Services at 262-8497.
This winter our school will offer flu (influenza) vaccine for our students. The injectable (shot) flu vaccine will be available this year and is the same vaccine that your child's doctor's office gives.
Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu.
Look for a packet in your child’s backpack in October. The clinics will be held in December during the school day. You will be notified before the clinic is scheduled with a specific date.
The flu clinic will be held at your child’s school.