Health Information

Medication for Student in School

When it is necessary for a student to take any prescription or over-the-counter medicines during school hours, the school nurse must have:

  1. Written direction from the health care provider for administering the medication.
  2. A written request from a parent to administer medication to their child. The parent must deliver the medication to school and personally pick up any unused medicine.
  3. Medication must be in the original container with only the exact number of doses needed to be dispensed in school.


Medical Screenings/Physicals

The school is responsible for the medical screening of new students entering the Liverpool Central School District and entering grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. The medical examination requirement may be met in one of two ways:

  1. Obtain a completed health certificate/physical form at the doctor’s visit or, if the doctor does not have a standard form, the form can be obtained from your school Health Office or from the Liverpool Central School District website ( - in the Student Registration section). Return the completed physical form to your school nurse. A physical examination completed within 12 months of school entrance is acceptable.
  2. If a completed health certificate/physical form is not on file, the school physician will perform a screening examination during the school year.

Dental Screenings

New York State law (Chapter 281) permits schools to request a dental examination in the following grades: school entry, K, 2, 4, 7, & 10. Your child may have a dental check-up during this school year to assess his/her fitness to attend school. Please forward the dental certificate to the school nurse.

Scoliosis Screenings

Scoliosis screening must be administered at least once each school year for all students in grades 5 through 9.

Hearing Screening

Hearing screening must be administered to all students within six months of admission to school in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.

Vision Screening

Screening and recording of the following visual tests must be administered to all new entrants to school within six months of admission. Tests include a minimum of color perception, distance acuity, near vision and hyperopia. In addition, all students will be screened for distance acuity in Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 and at any other time deemed necessary.

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