• Health and Safety

    Immunizations, Physicals, and Medications

    In an effort to streamline the requests for medical documentation, please see the required medical documentation breakdown by grade. NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11;  annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

  • Universal Pre-K: 

    • Physical within the past 12 months 
    • 4 doses of DTaP (Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine), 3 doses of IPV/OPV (Polio vaccine), 1 MMR, 3 doses of Hepatitis B and 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox vaccine). 

    Kindergarten: 

    • Physical within the past 12 months 
    • 4 to 5 doses of DTaP (Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine), 3 to 4 doses of IPV/OPV (Polio vaccine), 2 MMR, 3 doses of Hepatitis B and 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox vaccine). 

    1st Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months 

    2nd Grade:

    •  Physical may be requested for CSE

     3rd grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months

    4th Grade:

    • Physical may be requested for CSE

    5th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months 
  • 6th  Grade:

    • 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid- containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster). 
    • Physical may be requested for CSE

    7th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months 
    • 1 dose of (MenACWY) Meningococcal conjugate vaccine 

    8th grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months required for cse, sports participation and/or working papers (age 14+)

    9th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months

    10th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months required for cse, sports participation and/or working papers. 

    11th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months  

    12th Grade:

    • Physical within the past 12 months required for sports participation
    • 2 doses or 1 dose of (MenACWY) Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (if the dose was received at 16 years of age or older)
  • If you need assistance in obtaining a physical examination or immunization please contact your school nurse who can share resources with you.

    Additional information

    • A physical examination completed at your pediatrician meets the requirements for BCSD sports participation. 
    • Physicals are valid for 12 months from the date of the exam.
    • Use of any orthopedic devices at school (crutches, CAM boot, cane, etc) requires a note from a doctor with the anticipated duration of need. 

    Medication in school

    All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must adhere to these guidelines:    

    • Any medication orders for medication to be administered at school need to be renewed annually. This includes any “self-carry” medication.  
    • Medication administration in school requires a written order from a licensed prescriber along with written parental permission. 
    • Medication must be brought in by a parent/guardian (adult) in the original container.  Medications CAN NOT be brought to school by a student via the bus.

     

    We appreciate your time in satisfying this documentation as required by NY State Law and BOE policies. 

    Sincerely,

    Brewster Central School District Nurses