Silver Hill Elementary School
Mandated Health Screenings
Throughout the school year the following mandated health screenings are provided:
BMI, Height and Weight Screening. This is done on graders 1and 4. Letters will not be sent home unless parents/guardians ask for one. State regulation requires all data be sent to the state Department of Health and Human Services. No names are sent to the state with this data.
Postural/Scoliosis Screening. This is done on grade 5. A letter will be sent home prior to this being done. The letter will include the dates, and what your child should wear that day. There is also a spot where you may sign if you do not want your child done at school. Signing this means, you will get the results from your child’s doctor and give them to the school nurse.
Vision Screenings. These are done yearly upon entry to school through the 5th grade. Letters will be sent home with results and acknowledgement forms that must be returned to the school nurse.
Hearing Screenings. These are done upon entry to school and every year through the 3rd grade. Letters will be sent home with results and acknowledgement forms that must be returned to the school nurse.