New York State law requires a physical examination by a family physician as well as a dental examination for students in grades 2, 4, 7, and 10, as well as new students to the district. The forms are available in the Nurses office and will also be mailed home in the spring prior to the student's entrance into the required grade. They also can be found here. Registration of new students is conditioned upon providing proof of a medical examination (within the past year) and required immunizations.
Certificates of immunization are required for every student in Eastchester. Children must be immunized against polio, diphtheria, measles, mumps, German measles (rubella), varicella and Hep B. DTaP is the vaccine currently recommended for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Three doses of pertussis-containing vaccine are required for students 6 years of age or younger. One dose of Tdap is required for students 7 years of age or older who have not previously received 3 doses of DTaP. Students enrolling in grades 6 through 12 include students who are entering, repeating or transferring into grades 6 through 12 and students who are enrolling in grade-less classes and are the age equivalent or grades 6 through 12. Children ages 7-10 who have not been adequately vaccinated with DTP/DTaP, and for whom no contra-indications exist, should receive a single dose of Tdap.
The only exception to the immunization requirement is now medical. There is no regulation providing exclusion from vaccinations based on religious beliefs. All students must be vaccinated per NYS Education Department requirements prior to entering school. Please contact Dr. Noreen Urso at (914) 793-6130 ext. 4239 for more information.
Medication at School
If a child must receive medication at school, NYS law requires:
- A note from a physician stating the child's name, date, name of medicine, dosage/time to be administered, and possible side effects.
- A school form authorizing the school nurse to administer the medicine, signed by parent/guardian.
- An adult needs to bring the medicine to school in its original container, labeled with the student's name.