NYS requires a NEW School Health Examination Form to be completed in entirety by private health care provider or school medical director. NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in grades Pre-K, 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) or Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). The law has been amended and we are now required to ask for a dental certificate as well. You can obtain a blank dental form from the Health Office and also on the website. Although the law does not currently mandate that students have to have this screening done, we do encourage good dental health for our students and recommend that an exam be done during the same year that the physical is required. The following are clinics in the area that will provide exams and give certificates at free or reduced prices.
South Seneca Elementary is fortunate to have dental care available at school, although the dental hygienists cannot sign the Dental Certificate. The primary focus of the “Going Miles for Healthy Smiles” dental program provided by the Ovid Community Health Center is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible dental services to children. The program offers a free dental screening/ referral, and homecare instructions to every student. A cleaning (prophylaxis) and fluoride treatments are also available. Visit the Ovid Community Health website at http://flchealth.org/locations/ovid-community-health/ .
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