Height, Weight, Vision, Hearing and Blood Pressure Screenings
Any parent/guardian, counselor, teacher, or student may request a vision or hearing screening at any time during the school year if a problem is suspected. Height, weight, and blood pressure screenings are conducted annually. Visual acuity is conducted biennially through grade 10 and auditory acuity is conducted in grades 7 and 11. Please contact the school nurse if you do not have vision insurance and need assistance getting an eye exam and purchasing glasses for a student.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine which can have complications in a child's life. Ten percent of the population of the United States has some form of scoliosis. Of that ten percent, only one per-cent require treatment. A scoliosis examination is performed bi annually on students between the ages of 10-18. Any parent/guardian wishing his or her child to be excluded from this examination must contact the school nurse.
A medical exam is recommended at least once during each developmental stage; grade 7-12. Contact your child’s medical home for an exam and send in any medical exam forms to the health office. Please update the school nurse of any changes in your child’s health through written documentation.