Screenings

Mandated Screening Programs


Vision, Hearing, Postural and Body Mass Index (BMI) 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.

Postural Screening


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.