The Farmingdale School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children's health, well-being and the ability to learn by supporting healthy eating habits and physical activity.
Physical Examinations are required by New York State Education Law for all newly enrolled students in kindergarten, second, fourth, seventh and tenth grades, and when necessary for special education evaluations. The examination may be conducted by either the family physician or the school physician.
Students in grades 4, 7, and 10 students who do not have a private physical will be examined by the school physician.
Sports Physicals are required before a student may participate in any interscholastic sport or sports practice. The official school form must be used. In-school examinations are offered to athletes prior to each sports season. Fall sports examinations are offered in May of the previous year. The physical is performed by the school physician unless the parent requests a private examination. No student may participate without the approval of the school medical officer.
Scoliosis & Vision Screenings
Scoliosis screening of the spine is done annually for all students in grades 5-9. Additionally, every student, in each school, receives a visual acuity test in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10.