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5/5/2016 - Health Requirements for Students Entering 10th Grade

Health requirements for students entering 10th grade:

All students entering 10th grade are required by state law to have a physical exam.  If you have already completed this exam during your child’s 9th grade year it will cover this requirement.    This exam must be completed and the blue physical form must be returned to the health office before the 16-17 school year begins.  My recommendation is to make your appointments for this summer now.  Many physicians become very busy with summer exams.

No child is required to undergo a physical examination, receive medical treatment, or receive medical instruction, provided that the parent or guardian notifies the child’s principal in writing that the parent or guardian objects on religious grounds or if a physician says it is medically contraindicated.

In the event of extreme financial hardship, please call the superintendent’s office at

860-693-7704 for assistance.   Pupils who receive school lunch benefits are eligible for school-sponsored physicals.  Please call as soon as possible so necessary appointments may be made.


Before any medications, prescribed or over the counter, may be taken by students at school, an Authorization for Medication form must be on file in the school health office.   No prescribed or over the counter drug (Tylenol, Advil, etc) will be administered by the nurse or self-administered until this form in on file.  This is in compliance with Connecticut statutes and Canton Board of Education policy.  If you wish to have your child take medication of any kind during school hours, please have your physician complete the enclosed form and submit it to the health office.  This policy is in effect for the protection of your child and we do appreciate your cooperation. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 860-693-5997 or e-mail: dsodaro@cantonschool.org.


Diane Sodaro,R.N., School Nurse Supervisor