Physicals and Dental examination requirements for 2012/13 School Year

According to Pennsylvania School Health laws, if your child is entering kindergarten or grade 6 next year, he or she will need to have a physical exam completed.   The physical exam time is also a perfect time for a discussion with your child’s doctor about any additional immunizations that are recommended for your child.  Exams should be returned by the first day of school next year.


Reminder:  Students entering 7th grade are required to have the meningitis (MCV) and Tdap booster prior to the first day of school in August.


Dental exam for students entering grades 1 and 5 are also required.  Forms for students entering grades 1 and 5 next year will be arriving home soon in your child’s report card envelope or communication folder.


If your child is not covered by any health insurance, please call 1-800-986-KIDS or visit   for information about Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


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