Health Information

  • Middle School and High School Physicals

    Students who do not have a physical on file with the district will be receiving a pass in their homeroom class providing them with the date and time that they have been scheduled for an in school physical. Only students who are missing grade level required physicals and/or sports physicals will receive an appointment pass. In school physicals last only a few minutes and performed by the school nurse in the school clinic.

    Any students who are considering playing a winter or a spring sport should have a physical completed at this time. Parents can send in a note with their child to take to the nurse’s office no later than Wednesday, October 20, 2021, that says that they would like their child to have a physical completed by our school Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kowalski. The nurse will schedule then schedule the child/children to receive a in school physical. 

    • High School student physicals, grades 9-12, will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Middle School student physicals, grades 5-8, will take place on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    The district will also offer the opportunity for overflow physicals to be completed on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the High School Clinic. On Saturday, families should enter at the High School door number 39 which Is located directly next to the clinic.

    If parents have had their children seen by their own private physician, a copy of that current physical must be sent in to school. All new students to the Cheektowaga CSD have 30 days, starting with registration, to provide a physical to the school district.

    Questions can be directed to:

    • Middle School Clinic (716) 686-3657
    • High School Clinic (716) 686-3628

    Union East Elementary School student physicals will be scheduled at a later date.

  • Effective Jan. 31, 2021

    NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE).

    Beginning on 1/31/21, schools cannot accept the health exam if it is not on the Required NYS Health Examination Form. Parent information letter.


    The New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) filed emergency regulations on August 16, 2019 to implement the statutory amendments to the Public Health Law.  The emergency regulations further strengthen and clarify the process by which physicians can grant medical exemptions under the new state law, which repealed nonmedical exemptions for children attending school or child care.  In addition, the regulations provide further clarity for school districts and child care centers by defining what it means to admit or attend these establishments.

    On August 16, 2019, DOH, the NYS Education Department (NYSED) and OCFS also released additional guidance for schools, child care programs, parents and guardians in order to comply with the new law that repeals nonmedical exemptions.  The guidance document further addresses frequently asked questions regarding the impact the new law has on home-schooled students, school transportation, and students with disabilities.  This guidance document complements information issued on June 18, 2019 and on July 22, 2019.

    A copy of the emergency regulations and the June 18, 2019, July 22, 2019 and August 16, 2019 guidance documents are available on NYSED’s Student Health Services website.