Health Screenings and Immunizations Needed for 2020-2021


Dear Chappaqua School Community,
As we begin to prepare for the 2020-21 school year, our primary concern remains the health and safety of our students. To that end, please be aware of the following health screening and immunization requirements needed to officially start the new school year:
Health Screenings and Immunizations Needed For The 2020-21 School Year
NYSED has changed the mandates for submission of health appraisal forms (physicals) for our children; physicals must now be submitted at the start of the following grade levels for a child to attend school:
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • All new students to the District (regardless of incoming grade level)
Physicals are valid for one year: Any physical performed by a New York State physician on or after September 2, 2019 will be considered current. If you haven't submitted a current physical to your child's school yet, please do so by May 1, 2020.
Screenings
Grade 9 Boys - Scoliosis
Grade 11 - Hearing and Vision
Please note that if these are not done by the student's own medical doctor or documented on the students physical exam, the nurses are mandated to complete them. 
Physicals and immunizations completed after May 1, 2020 must be submitted prior to the start of the new school year at the school your child will attend in September 2020.
Please click HERE for the Certification of Immunization form. We also ask that you submit other pertinent medical forms (e.g. allergy plans, asthma plans, OTC/prescription medicine authorization, etc.) before the start of the school year.

Tdap Vaccine
6th Grade / 11 Yrs. Old
No student entering 6th grade who is 11 years old prior to September 2, 2020 will be permitted to start school without first receiving this vaccine as required by New York State Law. Documentation that your child has received this vaccine should be submitted to his or her School Health Office by May 1, 2020. If your child will not be 11 years old by September 2, 2020, s/he is required to receive this vaccine within 2 weeks of their 11th birthday or s/he will be excluded from school.

Meningococcal Vaccine
7th Grade
No student entering 7th grade will be permitted to start school without first receiving one dose of this vaccine as required by New York State Law. Please forward this documentation (or scheduled appointment date) to your child's School Health Office by May 1, 2020.
12th Grade
No student entering 12th grade will be permitted to start school without one vaccine administered AFTER their 16th birthday as required by New York State Law. Please forward this documentation (or scheduled appointment date) to the Greeley Health Office by May 1, 2020.

Please contact your school's Nurse if you have any questions.
Douglas Grafflin
Danielle Bonsignore  238-7204 x5104
Roaring Brook
Suzanne Rota  238-7205 x6104
Westorchard
Astrid Jarzembowski  238-7206 x7104
Robert E. Bell
Chris Ahern  238-7202 x3104
Seven Bridges
Lorie Miano  238-7203 x4104
Greeley
Kathy Brehm  238-7201 ext. 2104

Sincerely,

Heidi McCarthy, Ed.D.
Director of Pupil Personnel Services