Vaccination Information for Students
NYS Department of Education Requirements:
Please note: There is a 14 day window (from the 1st day of school) to complete ALL vaccination requirements or the student will be excluded from school until all vaccination requirements have been met.
Sixth Grade: Tetanus/Diphtheria/ Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) – All 6th grade students, 11 years old by the first day of school in the fall, must have a Tdap vaccine. If the student is 10 years old upon entry into the 6th grade, he/she must receive the Tdap vaccine upon turning 11 years old.
Seventh Grade: Meningococcal Vaccine – Students entering the 7th grade must have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine.
Twelfth Grade: Meningococcal Vaccine – Students entering the 12th grade must have 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine OR 1 dose if the dose was received at age 16 or older.
Vaccine Requirements Kindergarten
Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis Vaccine (DtaP): 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at age 4 or older
Polio: 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at age 4 or older
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): 2 doses
Hepatitis B: 3 doses
Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses If your child has had chickenpox disease, verification of the disease is required including: blood test that proves immunity or documentation of the disease from your health care provider.
Please provide the most up-to-date record of immunizations to the student’s health office, and you can contact your child’s health office with any questions.
Due to legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated to attend public, private, or parochial school.
Physical Examinations: NYS Department of Education Physical Exams Requirements for Entry:
- All new entrants
- All students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
- The physical must be within one year prior to the first day of school.
- If your student has a current physical, please send a copy to the nurse’s office
Hearing and Vision Screening
it is suggested that schools notify parents when hearing and vision screenings are going to take place. Students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11 as well as newly enrolled students within 6 months of admission to school, who did not have a hearing and/or vision screening noted on their physical exam, require screening in school.
Per NYSED, grade level requirements for hearing, vision and scoliosis screening, will be waived for the 2020/2021 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis, unless such screening has otherwise been deemed necessary.
Parents with questions or concerns related to their student’s hearing and/or vision, are encouraged to contact their school nurse.
For information about registering your student, go to the Registration Section of the website at: https://www.westgenesee.org/district-services/registration/.
If you are not sure which school your child should attend, contact the Central Registration at 315-487-4683.
When registering, parents need to send in proof of immunizations, proof of age, and proof of residency. These document copies can be electronically sent in or dropped off at the District Office front door.
A physical examination is also required and a dental certificate is requested for entry into kindergarten. These examinations should be done up to one year prior to the first day of school. Children who enter kindergarten this fall must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2020. Immunization requirements are located above to the right.
Central Registration is operating from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the summer starting June 22 for any assistance. The Central Registration Office will be closed on July 3.
Sports Physical Examinations
Student athletes participating in the fall 2020 sports season, must have submitted a physical exam for school attendance in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school year. Those who have not previously had a physical exam must still obtain an exam prior to participation in the fall 2020 season.
(At this time, students should plan to obtain the required physical exam prior to participation in the winter or spring 2020-2021 seasons.)
The examination form is available on the website on the Health Services section or directly at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/health-exam-form.pdf.
- Physical Examination Form (updated 2020)