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Health & PE

Michael De Joseph, District Director of Health, PE & Athletics

Martha Petrucci, R.N.: Babylon Elementary School
Phone: (631) 893-7966

Nina Burke, R.N.: Babylon Memorial Grade School
Phone: (631) 893-7987

Grace McHugh, R.N.: Babylon Junior-Senior High School
Phone: (631) 893-7932


A Message from the District Director

Dear Babylon Families,

Welcome to the Babylon physical education & health education program. We are fortunate to have a dedicated teaching staff leading our students. Our program is governed by the rules, regulations, and procedures prescribed by the New York State Department of Education and the Babylon School District.

Physical education and health education curricula are based on the New York State learning standards. Students will have the knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of healthy activities; understand and appreciate the benefits of maintaining a healthful lifestyle; understand how to evaluate and access resources in their community to pursue a healthy and active life; and will be aware of the many career opportunities available in this field.

Please find the staff assignments below:

  • ES Physical Education: Chris Pedersen, Kelsey Ferguson
  • GS Physical Education: Lauren Heck, Kara Bochicchio, Olivia Stegner
  • GS Health Education: Kara Bochicchio
  • HS Physical Education: Melissa Demeusy, Stephanie Greaney, Chris Morra, Mike Sinclair
  • HS Health Education: Stephanie Greaney

Please contact me with any physical education and/or health education related questions and/or concerns.

Michael De Joseph
District Director of Health, PE & Athletics


Health Certificate (Medical Exam) Requirements

It is recommended that all students receive an annual medical examination especially in cases where a child is experiencing educational problems. A thorough medical evaluation is always a useful place to begin when attempting to uncover the cause of educational difficulties. To that end, New York State requires a physical exam for new entrants as well as for students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Physical exams are required annually for interscholastic sports and working papers as needed. Physicals are also required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Pre-School Education (CPSE.)

The examination must be signed, stamped and completed by a New York State Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. The examination must also be recorded on the approved New York State Education Department Student Examination Form for School and submitted to the Health Office in the child’s respective building.

All student-athletes must have a valid health certificate (physical) on the approved form within one year of the start of the sports season in which they choose to participate.

Click here for the Health Examination Form.


Dental Health

A Dental Health Certificate which states that your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also requested at the same time that the Health Certificate is required (please see above). The District can provide you with information regarding dental services on a free or reduced cost basis upon request.

Click here for the Dental Health Certificate .


Audio-Visual-Scoliosis Screenings

Besides first aid and physical inspection, the Health Office maintains a record of your child’s height and weight. Eyesight, hearing and scoliosis screenings are also done according to New York State Guidelines, Education Law, Article 19, Section 905 and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. These laws provide for certain exemptions from those requirements.

Click here for NYS Guideline Screening Overview.


Emergency Contact Procedures

Procedures followed in the event of a child’s injuries are vitally important. In the event of an accident, first aid is administered immediately and every effort is made to contact the family. If family contact cannot be made, the emergency contact(s) for that child are called. Please be sure to submit to the Health Office the Medical Emergency Release Form.

Click here for the Medical Emergency Release Form .


Student Accident Insurance

The Board of Education provides Student Accident Insurance for all students in grades K-12. The coverage provides for reimbursement of medical expenses on an EXCESS basis if your child should be injured under the following circumstances:

  • While attending regular classes or school sponsored activities
  • While traveling between home and school for these activities



The following forms require a parent signature AND the signature and stamp of the child’s health care provider.


Immunization Requirements

New York State Law requires children to be properly immunized in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines. Proof of such immunizations (or proof of scheduled appointments if the child is in the process of receiving a series of immunizations) is required within 14 calendar days of the start of the school year or the child will be excluded from school.

Click here for 2022-23 New York State Immunization Requirements.


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