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Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                                         

New York State Education Law requires a health examination for all students when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th , and 11th grade or entering the school district for the first time.

The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form for School. Beginning on 1/31/21, schools cannot accept the health exam if it is not on the required form or the required health record equivalent.  The required form is attached and can also be found on the school website.

A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked for at the same time.  The school will provide you with a list of dentists and registered dental hygienists who offer dental services on a free or reduced cost basis if you ask for it.

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 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. 

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. Forms may also be faxed or emailed to the number/address below.

Due to Covid, many students have not seen a private medical provider in two years or more. The District Medical Director, William Maliha MD advises that it is important that a child/student has a relationship with a private medical provider as they best can help to assess  and guide a child's health and emotional well being during these important formative years. Dr. Maliha recommends that you make a reasonable effort to get this important health assessment before the school year commences.

Dr. Lisajane Kappler
Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Please direct any questions to: 

Cahill Elementary - Marcy Traudt

845-247-6800 x4799

F: 845-681-4001

Morse Elementary - Chartrese Wolff

845-247-6960 x5799

F: 845-681-4222

Mt. Marion Education Center - Connie Scuitto

845-247-6500 x6799

F: 845-681-4233

Riccardi Elementary - Lynda Angier

845-247-6870 x7799

F: 845-246-2582

Saugerties Jr. High - Susan Pavlaudakis

845-247-6561 x2799

F: 845-246-2773

Saugerties Sr. High - Susan Carter

845-247-6651 x1799

F: 845-246-2773