Each grade level is screened annually. Depending on the grade level, your student may be screened for height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure and scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Please be aware that screening may be handled differently this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
If any problems are discovered, a note will be sent home with the student. Vision problems are the most common. If you receive a note called a "referral" please make the appropriate appointment for your student. If you notice any vision problems with your child, you may contact your eye doctor directly for a more comprehensive examination. Be sure to let me know of any findings by returning the doctor's portion of the form to me.
Weight is becoming a greater concern than it has been in the past. Encourage your student to be active. Swimming, hiking, biking, sports, etc. are all fun activities. Also, be aware of how many calories are being consumed each day. Most packaged items such as chips and cookies are high in calories. Fresh fruit and vegetables are healthier. Fruits like cherries, blueberries and apples travel well and can be eaten on the go.