Dear Parent/Guardian of Students at Van Wyck Junior High School :
The WCSD’s 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.
During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school: Please note all 7th grade students are also required to provide a physical to the Health Office by October 1st of the current school year. If your private doctor completed any of the state mandated screenings then they will not be repeated at school. (Near vision screening is a new mandated screening beginning the 2018-2019 school year.)
The School Nurse may also screen a student based on a request by a teacher, school counselor, or school psychologist.
- Distance and near acuity for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
- Color perception screening for all newly entering students.
- Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
- Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.
A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up.
Please call the Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.
845-227-1700 ext 20013 or ext 20014
If your physician has done any of these screenings, please send in with your student or fax to 845-227-1703.