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Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening

As part of the required school health exam for students in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10, each child’s height and weight is measured. These numbers are used to calculate a student’s body mass index (BMI). The district must submit a general summary of this information to the NYS Department of Health on an annual basis. No information about individual students will be included. However, if you do not want your child’s weight status information to be included as part of the general summary, you may opt-out by notifying your child’s school nurse in writing.