The following screenings are mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and are completed yearly as part of the QPS school health program:
- Vision: Grade PK – 5, 7 and 9
- Hearing: Grade PK – 3, 6 and 10
- Height and weight (Body Mass Index or BMI ): in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10 with parent notification
- Postural (Scoliosis): Grade 5 – 9
All screenings will take place unless the school nurse is notified directly in writing by a parent/guardian. Screening schedules vary from school-to-school and are done respectfully and discreetly. The data from screenings is not shared with the students. Parents will be notified if their child deviates from the normal. School nurses are happy to assist parents in obtaining a referral for follow up treatment. Health screenings are an important component in maintaining the health and wellness of your child.
Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns.