Screenings are a useful tool for finding potential health problems which might interfere with learning. As with any testing, there can be some false negatives and/or positives. Occasionally a child will screen poorly at school and do fine in the doctor’s office. Sometimes children will pass a screening at school only to show up with a problem later. School screenings don’t test for every potential problem, so if you still feel that there may be a problem, don’t hesitate to consult with your child’s doctor.
In accordance with M.G.L. c71, s57, all students in Grade 7 will have screenings for vision, hearing, heights and weights performed. All parents will receive BMI results; only failed vision and/or hearing results will be mailed home.