2021-2022 BMI Surveys

Letter for Families About 2021-2022 Body Mass Index (BMI) In NYSDOH School Surveys  

As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed, and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status groups be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If Lansingburgh is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to the New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report. 

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please fill out and return the appropriate form below: