• Health Screenings



    The Pennsylvania Department of Health mandates health screenings for all students in grades K - 12. 

    Hearing                                 Grades K, 1,  2,  3,  7,  11,  and new students

    Height and Weight               All grades.  BMI is calculated and parents have access to BMI data on ParentVue.

    Vision                                    All grades

    Color Vision                          On entry to school and as necessary

    Depth Perception                 Grade 1, and new students

    Scoliosis                                Grades 6 and 7: students without a physical or PIAA sports examination



    • Visual problems, hearing problems, and growth and development discrepancies can and do affect the educational, social and emotional development of children. Early detection of these concerns helps to assure a student of the best possible educational experience.   
    • A referral notice for follow-up medical evaluation will be mailed or emailed home if a problem is noted during screenings.
    • If you have any concerns regarding height, weight, vision or hearing, your Certified School Nurse can rescreen your child at any time. 


    SCOLIOSIS (A lateral curvature of the spine):

    • Screenings are completed by the school nurse (March/April) for all 6th and 7th graders without a physical or PIAA sports examination.
    • The screening is done privately and the child is required to remove their shirt.
    • A physical therapist from Mount Nittany Medical Center will re-screen any students if an asymmetry is noted by the nurse.
    • A parent will be notified before the physical therapist visits in late April and will receive a notice if further medical evaluation is recommended.


Last Modified on April 4, 2023