Middle School Health Office

Greetings! Welcome to the Saranac Lake Middle School Health Office web page, as the middle school nurse I would like to let you know of some health requirements for middle school:

6th Grade: Tdap Immunization, required before entrance into 6th grade, or when student turns 11.

7th Grade: MCV4 (Meningitis) Immunization, required before entrance into 7th grade.

-Hearing screening, vision screening, scoliosis screening (for 7th grade girls only) -This will take place in school unless written medical record received prior to school screenings.  

-Health exam/physical-is required for the school year for every 7th grade student, any health exam/physical after September 6, 2017 will meet this requirement. School provided physicals will be offered throughout the year. A letter will go home with the option for you to sign your child up for a school provided physical.  

 -Dental Health certificate-Please have your child’s dentist fill out the dental form in the link below at your child’s regular visit to the dentist.  

8th Grade: Health exam/physical if playing a school sport-Any student wishing to play a sport will need a current health exam/physical on file.

*Beginning 7/1/18 all New York State public school students must have a health exam when they enter school as a new entrant and in Pre-K or Kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. These examinations must be completed on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form for School for the health exam. We understand that your medical provider’s office may not yet be aware of the change, so if you have already had a physical examination completed for the 2018-19 school year on a different form, the school may accept the physical on that form. In 2019-2020 ONLY the approved form will be accepted.

I want to thank you for your help and cooperation with these requirements. You can find the required forms to the left of the page.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at wrightkel@slcs.org or call me at 518-897-1663.

Forms can be returned by: mail to attn: Kelly Wright, SLMS, 79 Canaras Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, drop them off at the middle school health office or have them faxed to 518-891-6615.

Sincerely,

Kelly Wright, BSN, RN

Saranac Lake Middle School