HEALTH SCREENINGS

The Pennsylvania Public School Code requires health screenings for all school children specific to their grade level. All students in the GNA School District will be provided these screenings in a private and confidential manner. Registered nurse's at the school your child attends will perform the screenings. Parents will be notified if their child fails the school screening with the recommendation for a follow-up by your family physician. All school screenings will be provided free of charge; however, the cost of any private screenings will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. At the GNA High School, a schedule of these health screenings will be on the calendar posted on the nurse's website. The screenings are as follows:

GROWTH   SCREENINGS

Height and Weight Measurement will be conducted annually for ALL students in Grades Kindergarten thru Grade 12. Parents will be notified if the child's BMI is at abnormal levels.

VISION   SCREENINGS

Vision Screenings will be conducted annually for ALL students in Grades Kindergarten thru Grade 12.

HEARING SCREENINGS

Hearing Screenings will be conducted annually for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11.

Students in special ungraded classes will also be screened.

SCOLIOSIS   SCREENINGS

Scoliosis screenings will be conducted annually for students in Grades 6 & 7. Age-appropriate in ungraded classes may also be screened. Parental consent is needed for the school screenings. Parents also have the option to obtain a private screening at their family physician. Any student having a private exam will be required to furnish results of the exam to the school nurse.

PHYSCIAL   EXAMS

Physical exams will be provided by the school physician for students in Kindergarten, New entrants in Grade 1, Grade 6, and Grade 11. Parental consent is required for students who will have the exam performed in school. The exam consists of a basic ENT screening along with an evaluation of the student's heart and lungs. No clothing will need to be removed for the exam. Any student having a private exam will be required to furnish results of the exam to the school nurse.

DENTAL   EXAMS

Dental exams will be provided by the school dentist for students in Kindergarten, New entrants in Grade 1, Grade 3, and Grade 7. Parental consent is required for students who will have the exam performed in school. The exam consists of a visual exam of the child's teeth and oral cavity. No invasive dental work is performed in school. Any student having a private exam will be required to furnish results of the exam to the school nurse.