2020-2021 BMI Survey

2020-2021 BMI Survey

This year Little Falls City School District has been selected to be in the 2020-2021 BMI Survey.

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 group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. Our school will be reporting to 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. The grades that will be involved in this survey are 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.


The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.


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 contact your building school nurse.


Benton Hall Academy: Judy Gorinshek,  315-823-2280

MS/HS Nurse: Jennifer Hurley,  315-574-5853  

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