New York state requires schools to track each student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations. Every year, the state Department of Health surveys some schools for the number of students in each weight status category. This year, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School will be reporting summary group data for Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12.
No names or information about individual students will be sent. However, parents may choose to have their child’s information excluded from this survey report. Parents who would like to opt out of sharing this data must complete the BMI Survey form and return it to the school by Jan. 23.
Forms will also be available to pick up at the school. For more information, call the nurse’s office at (315) 866-2230, ext. 1322.