Important State Laws: Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require that a health examination be completed for each public school student in certain grades. As part of the required school health examination, students are weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to compute the student’s body mass index or BMI. The BMI helps the doctor, nurse or parent know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. Additionally, our school district must take part in a survey by the New York Department of health. Only summary information is sent. No names or other information about individual students are sent. Parents may choose to have their child’s information excluded from this survey report. If you do not wish your child’s information to be sent to the Department of Health or have questions, please contact the Health Office.