Vision, Hearing, Postural, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Brief Intervention (SBIRT) screenings will be done throughout the school year. These screenings are mandated (required) by the Massachusetts Department of Health. If you do not want your child to participate, please notify the nurse in writing. Parents/guardians will be notified of any problems that necessitate a medical follow up.
Vision & Hearing
Vision is tested in the year of school entry, grades Kindergarten - 5th, grade 7 and grade 9. Hearing is tested in the year of school entry, grades Kindergarten - 3rd, grade 7 and grade 9.
The State of Massachusetts mandates that all students in grades 5 through 9 be screened for scoliosis, or curved spine.
Height & Weight
Height and weight are measured in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10. Height and weight measurements are used to calculate body mass index (BMI). Information is kept confidential.
Screening for Brief Intervention Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)
SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders. The State of Massachusetts mandates that all students in grades 7 and 9 be screened.