Middle & High School Health Offices

The Schuylerville Middle & High School Health Offices coordinate many different services, including arranging physicals, dispensing medications, and providing health-related counseling and on-site health screenings.

All student visits are documented. Parents/guardian are welcome to call the Student Health Services if they would like information regarding their child’s visits. Also, if we have concerns regarding a child’s health, we’ll give parents a call.

Illness & Return to School

The state of emergency regarding COVID-19 safety protocols were lifted in May, 2023. While there are no mandates to adhere to, the NYSDOH and CDC have the following recommendations for parents to refer to regarding COVID:

The NYS Department of Health, which the district follows for all health recommendations, states for all viral infections or illnesses, students must be symptom and fever free for 24 hours before returning to school, without medication. Masks are not mandated, however they are an option for anyone to wear. As always, if a child has symptoms of any illness, please keep the child home.

Emergency Health Contact Forms

Emergency contact forms are given out at the beginning of each school year. It’s very important that parents complete this form and return it to the health office as soon as possible. Please be sure to list more than one contact person; this is very important in the event of an emergency involving your child. When there are changes in your child’s health or changes in contact names and phone numbers, please call the health office so the information can be updated in the school’s records.

Health and Dental Examination Requirements

  • New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade.
    • Physicals also are required for those newly referred to CSE (special education) services and for students who are having triennial CSE reviews.
  • The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and on the required NYS School Health Examination Form.
  • A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked for at the same time.
  • 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 Pre-K or K, 1st ,3rd , 5th, 7th , 9th & 11th  grade. 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 and the name of the health care provider.
  • Communication between private health care providers and school health staff is important for safe and effective care at school. Your health care 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 emailing or faxing them to the school health office.

Sports-Related and Physical Education Information

Sports physicals done by personal doctors must be reviewed by the school physician. Completed physical forms for physicals done outside school must be turned in to the Health Office in a timely manner to avoid delays in sports participation.

If your child has a medical excuse that prevents him/her from participating in interscholastic sports for five or more days, he/she must be reevaluated and cleared for participation by the school physician before returning to the athletic program.

Regular physical education class participation is expected. However, if your child needs to be excused for medical reasons, a note from the personal physician or a one-day parent excuse should be given to the Health Office.


For information about state immunization requirements, please click here.


Schuylerville Middle and High School students are screened for vision and hearing in grades 7 and 11, to students in special education programs and also upon request . The scoliosis screening is done for 7th grade girls and 9th grade boys.

If any abnormalities are found, you will receive notification and a referral form to take to your child’s physician. Please request that this referral form be completed once the doctor has tested your child. The form should be returned to the High School Health Office.

Medications in School

Any medication that has to be taken by a student during school hours or during school activities, even if it’s over-the-counter medication (non-prescription) requires a doctor’s order and written permission from a parent.

All medications must be brought to school in the original containers. The instructions on the label for administering the medication must match the written instructions provided by the child’s physician. Medications cannot be dispensed unless the two sets of instructions match. Problems with this policy can often be solved with a phone call to your child’s physician.

If your child needs to take medication during a field trip, please try to provide an extra labeled container (empty). These containers are typically available from your pharmacist.

Any medications that may be needed while participating in interscholastic sports, such as those for bee stings or asthma, must be given to the health office prior to the sports season. Unless your child has an order to keep this medication on him/her, the coach will keep the medication in a first aid kit. Please be sure to inform the health office of any changes in your child’s medication.

Parent and Physician’s Authorization for Administration of Medication in School and School Activities

Other Services

The Health Office staff is available to help families numerous ways—from obtaining needed eyeglasses and other health-related item to providing holiday gift through the district’s Sharing and Caring Program.

We also can assist you in obtaining health insurance for your child. Free or low-cost health insurance is available for most uninsured children under age 19 living in New York State. Two programs are available—Medicaid and Child Health Plus. Your child may be eligible regardless of how much your family earns or your child’s immigration status.

Please call the Health Office for more information on these insurance programs or to obtain the necessary forms.