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Health and Wellness

Bethlehem selected by state Department of Health to take part in 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.

The Bethlehem Central School District has been selected to submit its information to the New York State Department of Health in January 2014. READ MORE

Health Services

School health services in BCSD are provided by professional registered nurses. Our school nurses have a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. Our nurses provide a variety of school health services, functions and programs. These services are based upon current evidence, best practices, and professional school nursing standards.

Emergency Health Information Form

Medication Policy

Physical Exam Requirements

Concussion Management Policies, Protocols and Resources

Body Mass Index

Immunization Requirements

Dental Certificates

School Health Screenings

Dismissal for Illness or Injury During School

School Insurance

Sports Information for Secondary Students

School Health Services presentation given to Board of Eduation


A guide to seasonal influenza

Flu season is upon us! To make sure that we have healthy, happy students in our schools, please take some time to go over  this seasonal flu guide for parents or read this educational information from New York State regarding the flu [PDF].


School Nurse Directory

Eagle Stacie Decker 694-3953
Elsmere   439-3019
Glenmont Mary Ellen Fusco 439-4929
Hamagrael Monica Vail 439-8889
Slingerlands Kathy Betzhold 439-8984
Bethlehem Central
Middle School
JoAnn Menrath, Laura Collier & Mary Ann Bruno 439-7705
Bethlehem Central
High School
Beth Callahan &
Annemarie Marsh
School Nurse Coordinator Joann Menrath 439-7460


Links and Resources

Registering for School in Bethlehem Central

New York State Department of Health

Albany County Department of Health  

Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents


Mission Statement

The mission of the Bethlehem Central School District health education program is to help students become self directed learners who will be able to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and services, and develop the competence to use such information and services in ways that enhance health. By promoting both skills and knowledge, students are better able to achieve and maintain physical, social and emotional health which will contribute to a better quality of life for the individual, the family and the community.