According to Pennsylvania School Health Chapter 23 - Section 1402, the following screenings and examinations are mandated. The screenings are performed by the certified school nurses and their assistants and should not be substituted for regular check-ups with your child’s physician. The examinations need to be performed by a physician/dentist.
SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-12:
- height/weight/BMI (Body mass index)
SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-3; 7 AND 11 (and new students):
SCREENING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6 AND 7(and new students):
If a student does not pass any portion of the mandated screenings, a referral will be sent home to the parent/guardian.
If a parent/guardian/teacher has any concerns regarding a vision or hearing issue, please contact that child’s certified school nurse to discuss.
EXAMINATIONS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1, 6 AND 11 (and new students)
NOTE: 6th grade exams should include a scoliosis screen
EXAMINATIONS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1, 3 AND 7 (and new students)
It is recommended that these examinations be completed by your private physician/dentist who is more familiar with your child’s medical history. The required examinations may be done within one year from the start of the current school year.
If you are unable to have these examinations completed by your child’s private physician/dentist, our school physician and/or dentist will be able to complete the examination (at no cost to the parent/guardian) with a parent/guardian permission form completed.