Required Physical Exams

  • A student plays on a playgroundA physical exam is required by Nebraska law for all students entering early childhood, kindergarten, seventh grade and all students transferring into Omaha Public Schools from out-of-state or country. Required school physical exams for the 2024-25 school year must be done on or after March 1, 2024.

    Students who wish to participate in athletics will also be required to complete a sports physical. Below are the guidelines for each grade level where a physical is needed. 

    Physical exam for early childhood, kindergarten or transfer from out-of-state or country:
    A physical exam and vision exam is required for all students entering early childhood, kindergarten or from out-of-state or country. The vision exam may be completed by a health care provider or an optometrist. A dental exam is also recommended. Your child's health care provider will give you the documentation required for a school physical. 

    Physical exam for Seventh Grade:
    A physical exam is required for all students entering into seventh grade without the vision exam requirement. Completing the seventh grade physical exam also meets the requirement for athletic participation in after-school sports. Your child's health care provider will give you the documentation required for a school physical. 

    Physical exam for Athletic Participation (Eighth-12th Grades)
    Students who wish to participate in after-school sports for eighth through 12th grade are required to have a sports physical. The physical can be done on or after May 1, 2024. If your child is participating in competitive athletics, a physical examination by a licensed health provider is required and signing a waiver does not satisfy this requirement. For more information, please contact the coach or Athletic Director. 

    Exemption Waiver
    If you do not wish to provide evidence of a physical or vision exam, a signed statement waiving this requirement must be submitted to the school. Contact your school nurse for more information.

School Physical Forms