9th Grade Postural Screenings

We will be conducting annual Postural Screening for the 9th grade during the weeks of May 9-16, 2016 during wellness/gym class.

The purpose of this is to find early signs of possible spinal problems in children in grades 5-9. It is not a diagnostic servuce but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majoriy of students exhibit no findings, If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you.

We recognized the parental right to refuse screening services. Postural screening is a state mandated program. Refusal must be in written form to the school nurse prior to the above scheduled dates. Please notify the school nurse by email at: cworrall@ssvotech.org for your child to opt – out of this screening.

Females are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter top or sports bra to school the day of the screening (their wellness/gym day). This type of clothing permits more accurate observation of the back.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 781-871-0263 or cworrall@ssvotech.org.

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