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Health Services

Health Services Announcements

Flu Vaccine Notification

To comply with the New York State Public Health Law we are required to post the following notice from the New York Department of Health. This notice contains information about the influenza (flu) vaccine and the benefits of getting it this fall.

The notice is available in English and in Spanish:

Flu Vaccine Notification and Treatment Recommendations in English and Spanish

Health Services Contacts:

Michelle Warner, RN – High School (Grades 9-12)
Sara Altomer, RN – Middle School (Grades 4 -8)
Faith Kubow, RN – Primary School (Grades K-3)

Phone: 518-758-7575

E-mail: mwarner@ichabodcrane.org, saltomer@ichabodcrane.org, fkubow@ichabodcrane.org

School Physician Medical Board

Stephen Krizar, MD (chairperson)
William Murphy, MD

Physical Health Forms


Local Mental Health Providers

We have compiled a list of outside counseling services available in our community to help meet the mental health needs of our students and their families.  You can find an area that fits your schedule best and just click on the map to get the contact information to schedule an appointment.

Student Immunization Requirements

Important: On 6/13/19, NYS eliminated the religious exemption from vaccinations for school attendance. Information is available on the NYS Department of Health website at https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/

Please call (518) 758-7676 ext., 5041, if you have any questions or concerns.

Revisions to NYS School Health Service Regulations effective July 1, 2018

Health Exams and Screening Requirements

  • Health examinations will be required for new entrants and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11
  • Vision screening for color perception, distance, and near vision acuity will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school
  • Distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11
  • Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11
  • Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys
  • Changes for screening grades are not effective until 7/1/18 and will not be implemented until the 2018-2019 school year.

Students undergo weight and height measurements during their required school health examinations. These measurements are used to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI), a metric that aids health care professionals in assessing whether a student’s weight falls within a healthy range. New York State Education Law requires that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s health examination.  

Ichabod Crane CSD was selected and is required to report the aggregated information from school health certificates/appraisals of students in  K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 in the previous school year (2022-2023). 

No names or information about individual students are included. This information will assist NYS health officials in the development of children’s health programs. 

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status data included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please contact your child’s health services office.