Health Services

  • New York Education Law requires a physical ex­amination for all newly enrolled students, students in Special Education classes and students in Prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. The examination may be conducted by a school or private physician.

    Physical examinations for fall sports are done during May and June. A health status update is conducted in August. Exact dates are available from Health Services at (914) 376-8226. No student may participate in practice and/or interscholastic games without the approval of a School Medical Officer. School sports exams must be conducted by a by a New York State licensed physician or a nurse practitioner.

    Each Yonkers public school student receives an an­nual vision test. Hearing is tested annually through seventh grade and again in tenth grade. Scoliosis screening is done annually for students in grades 5 through 9.

    Problems revealed by a school health examination are reported to parents for follow-up by a physician or dentist, and adjustments may be made in the school program.

  • For further information:
    Special Education and Pupil Support Services
    (914) 376-8489