Physical & Dental Examination Requirements
In an effort to provide some direction for promoting better health standards, a Health Code has been developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Among the provisions included are sections relating to physical and dental examinations of students.
- Physical examinations are required upon entering school (kindergarten or first grade), in sixth grade, and in 11th grade.
- Dental examinations are required upon entering school (kindergarten or first grade), in third grade, and in seventh grade.
The Fox Chapel Area School District prefers that these examinations are administered by a personal physician or dentist. Examinations are available at school, however. Forms for recording appropriate information must be completed by the examining physician and/or dentist and returned to the school nurse.
Records of examinations in the grades listed above are mandatory and must be included in the health folder and kept throughout the student's school career.
Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's building nurse.