School health services at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District are provided by professional registered nurses. Our school nurses have a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. A variety of school health services, functions, and programs are provided for students and staff. These services are based upon current evidence, best practices, and professional school nursing standards in collaboration with our district medical director.
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Check up time
One way RCS and its nurses provide care for students is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:
Health Exam and Dental
A physical and dental exam is required for all children entering this school system for the first time and for all children entering grades Pre-K, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
A physical exam is also required for participation in interscholastic sports. Proof of this exam must be a signed physical appraisal form from a New York State licensed medical provider. (A physical exam performed within the 12 months prior to the start of the school year is acceptable. If such an examination is not provided, the school is required by law to provide the exam and it will be completed by our School Medical Director.
A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.
Public Health Law 2164, prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age-appropriate required vaccinations. The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another county and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age-appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization services in accordance with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.
Vision and Hearing
New Entrant, Pre-K, Grades, K, 1, 3, 4, 7, 11
Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for boys in grade 9, and girls in grades 5 and 7.
Nurses are available at each school to provide medical services to students.
Pieter B. Coeymans:
(518) 756-5200, ext. 4005
(518) 756-5200, ext. 5005
RCS Middle School:
(518) 756-5200, ext. 3021
RCS High School:
(518) 756-5200, ext. 2015