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District to submit BMI information

This year, Central Valley School District will submit a student body mass index (BMI) summary to the New York State Department of Health. The department uses the information to guide its programs and services.

BMI is a measure of body condition calculated using height and weight. (For more information, please visit the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.)

The summary includes anonymous information collected as part of the required school health exam for students in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. No personal information about individual students is included.

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.