MANDATED SCHOOL HEALTH SCREENINGS
 
The table below lists the screenings required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
 
SCREENINGS    
GRADES REQUIRED
Height and Weight
K-12
Body Mass Index (BMI)
K-12
Hearing
K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11
Vision
K-12
Scoliosis
6, 7
Physical Exam
New enterers (K or 1), 6, and 11
Dental Exam
New enterers (K or 1), 3, and 7

Screenings

    Vision
           *please note:  if your child fails his/her vision exam you will receive a referral form.  This means your child needs a more thorough exam than can be provided here at school.  The form will need to be completed and returned to your school nurse.
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    Hearing
           *please note:  if  your child fails his/her hearing exam you will receive a referral form.   This means your child needs a more thorough exam than can be provided here at school.  The form will need to be completed and returned to your school nurse.
    Growth (height, weight, body mass index with parent/guardian notification)
           *BMI: is a number used to roughly estimate body fat composition, based on a person's height and weight.  It is used to help identify anyone who may be underweight or overweight.  Being either overweight or underweight can put a person at risk for certain health problems (such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, asthma, loss of bone mass, psychosocial problems, etc. ).  Keep in mind many factors, including sports participation or family history, can influence height and weight in children and adolescents.  BMI should be considered a screening tool and not a definitive measure of overweight and obesity as the indicator does have limitations.  Your child's health care provider is the best person to evaluate whether or not his/her measurements are within a healthy range. 
 
    Scoliosis
                        A systematic observation of the spine to assess for deviations from the normal.  A child with positive or suspicious findings will be referred to their licensed health care provider for follow up care.
 
    Physical exam
           *please note:  Your family health care provider is recommended since he/she can best evaluate your child's health and assist you in obtaining any necessary treatment.  Private exams by your family health care provider can be done up to one year prior to the first day of the school year.  For those who utilize the district's health care provider, a written parental consent will be required.  School physicals will be scheduled for the spring of 2010.
 
 
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    Dental exam
            *please note:  Your family dentist is recommended since he/she can best evaluate your child's health and assist you in obtaining any necessary treatment.  A private dental exam can be done up to one year prior to the first day of the school year.  For those who utilize the district's dentist, a written parental consent will be required.  School dental exams will be scheduled for the spring of 2010.
 
 
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Last Modified on July 2, 2009