New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd , 5th, 7th , 9th and 11th grade. Click here
to see more. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
• The Windsor Central School District provides the services of a Nurse Practitioner who will perform the physical during the school day at no cost to the parents or insurers. This will count as a Sports Physical for any student who plans on playing interscholastic sports. Athletes need to have a Sports Physical annually.
• You may have your child’s physical done by their Primary Care Practitioner using the provided form.
• A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from when your child first starts at the school, and when your child starts Pre-K or K, 1st ,3rd , 5th, 7th , 9th & 11th grades. If a copy is not given to the school within 30 days, the school will contact you.
• If your child has an appointment for an exam during this school year that is after the first 30 days of school, please notify the Health Office with the date.
• For your convenience, a physical exam form and dental certificate for your health care providers is here
• Communication between private and school health staff is important for safe and effective care at school. Your healthcare provider may not share health information with school health staff without your signed permission. Please talk to your provider about signing their consent form for the school at the time of your child’s appointment for the examination.
We suggest you make copies of the completed forms for your own records before sending them to the school health office.
If it is necessary for your child to receive medication during school hours, the following process must be followed.
- A written request from a physician, directing that medication should be administered, must be submitted in the following format:
- name of medication,
- dosage and frequency, and
- adverse or suspected reactions.
- A written request must be submitted from the parent stating that medication should be administered to their child as requested by their physician.
- Any medication to be administered by the school nurse must be
- delivered to the Health Office (in its original bottle) by the parent. This includes over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol®, Advil®, cough syrups, decongestants, etc. Forms are available from your
- school nurse.
- You can find the order form with parent permission here.
Mandatory screening for scoliosis is the law New York State. School nurses will annually screen each male student in 9th grade and each female student in 5th and 7th grade. In the event possible scoliosis is detected, parents will be notified and a recommendation for referral to the family physician will be made.
In order to prevent the spread of disease and to ensure rapid recovery with a minimum of after affects, children should be kept out of school when they have the following symptoms, and until they are “symptom free” for 24 hours: fever 100.0 degrees or higher, chills, sore throat, vomiting, upset stomach, severe headaches, skin disease, ear ache, red discharging eyes. If these symptoms develop into a communicable disease, other than the common cold, parents are asked to notify the school immediately.
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional
information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms
For information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please click here
If you have questions, please contact your health office.