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Mandated Screening Information
The following screenings are required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for school age children and will be conducted by a Registered Nurse or a trained staff member at Rockport Public Schools on an annual basis;
Vision Screening; K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,10
Hearing Screening; K, 1, 2, 3, 7, 10
Height, Weight and BMI screening; 1, 4, 7, 10
Postural Screening, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
When the School Nurse completes the required height and weight health screenings, notices will be sent to all parents in grades 1, 4, 7 & 10 with Body Mass Index information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health according to the new regulations.
If the School Nurse identified any findings for your child during the screening process, a letter will be sent home to inform you and ask that you seek a medical screening or evaluation for the identified issue. Please let your school nurse know when you have followed up with the physician and if we can assist with any necessary accommodations if required.
Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions about the screening process.