During the school year, students will be weighed and measured. Students in grades pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11 will receive vision screenings for distance and near-vision acuity and hearing. Female students in grades 5 and 7 and male students in grade 9 will receive screening for scoliosis or curvature of the spine.
If proof of a required physical exam by a student’s primary care provider is not received by the school, the school physician will conduct a physical exam for the student. This exam is limited and is not intended to take the place of a regular exam by the family physician. Should there be any concerns noted as a result of the above screenings, the parent/guardian will be notified. The school nurse can assist in seeking proper help in addressing any concerns, but the parent/guardian is responsible for making appointments with physicians, dentist, etc. Please check with your physician to make sure your child is up to date with new immunization requirements.
Physical examinations are required of all interscholastic athletes; newly entering students; students seeking a work permit; students referred by appropriate school personnel; and all students in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade. Written evidence of a family’s physician’s physical must be provided to the school nurse. If a family cannot obtain a physical from the child’s physician, the school physician will conduct a physical without parental consent.