1. Medical Examinations
According to the Pennsylvania Public School Code Section 1402e
Physical examinations are required (1) upon original entry into school in the Commonwealth, (2) while in the sixth grade, and (3) while in eleventh grade. Physicals done by a family physician within one year prior to entry into the grade where and examination is required and recorded on a state form are acceptable by state regulations. Forms may be obtained through the school nurse or by clicking the following link.
Parents/guardians who choose to have their child examined in the school by the school physician will be notified of the time and date of the examination. Parents are encouraged to be present during the examination.
Board Policy #209 states that “students who fail to complete and/or submit acceptable evidence of required medical examination or dental screenings within the appropriate time period will not be admitted to school the following school year unless and until acceptable proof of compliance is received.”
2. Dental Examinations
Dental examinations are required upon original entry (K), 3rd, and 7th grade, including all new students upon original entry into the district. School dental screenings are provided .free. by the certified school dental hygienist at school to meet this mandate. In lieu of the school screening, parents may submit a private dental report from their family dentist by November 1 of the current school year or sixty days after enrolling in the district. The date of the private exam may not exceed one year prior to the start of the school year.
3. Vision Screening
Vision screening is done annually for all grades K-12.
4. Hearing Screening
Hearing screening is done in grades K, 1,2,3,7, 11 and all other children who are newly enrolled in the district or who have a history of a hearing concern.
5. Growth Screening
Growth screening is the height, weight and BMI percentile which is done for all grades K-12.
6. Scoliosis Screening
Scoliosis screening is done in 6th and 7th grade.