With every new school year, the state mandates screening for middle school students.
6th grade - scoliosis
7th grade - vision
8th grade - scoliosis
If a student does not pass the first vision or hearing screening, a second screening is done in the clinic. Second screenings for scoliosis are performed by the Forsyth County Health Department here at school. You will be notified if your child does not pass the second screening with a letter sent home to parents through the mail.
Many children may have already been screened during their yearly physical or are already under a doctor’s care for the treatment of scoliosis. If this is the case for your child, and you do not wish to have your child screened, it is imperative that you sign and return a refusal form to your school nurse. The only way for your child to be excused from scoliosis screening is by providing the refusal form to the nurse. Below you will find information on scoliosis screening and a link to the paper refusal form. It is preferred that you sign the refusal form online in Parent Portal. You can find it by going to the Documents tab and selecting Scoliosis Refusal form.