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School-Sponsored Health Screenings- Keeping Kids Healthy for Learning

Ellicottville Central School’s nurse Kimberly Watt has sent a letter to parents reminding them about the health screenings children will receive during the 2015-16 academic year.

As she stated in her letter, “the district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York.”

The following screenings will be required or completed at school:

Vision – Distance acuity for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Near vision acuity and color perception screening for all newly entering students.

Hearing – Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Scoliosis – Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 – 9.

Health Appraisals – A physical examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information is required for all newly entering students and students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

Dental Certificates 

A dental certificate is requested for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 7 and 10.

Watt says that a letter will be sent home if there are any findings on screenings done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s health office if you have any questions or concerns.

School Nurse: Kimberly Watt, RN

Phone: 699-2318 x 604; Fax: 699-5635

Email: kwatt@eville.wnyric.org

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