Annual Health Screening
Pennsylvania state-mandated health screenings are conducted yearly in the fall by the district nurses. The results of these screenings are sent to parents and a recommendation for further evaluation is given when a problem is detected.
Near and Far Vision: All grades, every year
Color, Stereo Depth & Plus Lens Vision: Grade 2
Hearing: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, 11
Scoliosis: Grades 6 & 7
Height & Weight: All grades, every year
Body Mass Index: All grades, every year
The Body Mass Index (BMI), developed by the Centers for Disease Control, is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems in children. The BMI is calculated from body weight adjusted for height, age and gender. It is used to help determine whether a child is within a normal growth pattern, overweight, at risk of becoming overweight or underweight. Referral to your family physician for further evaluation is recommended for children who have a BMI outside the normal range less than the 5th percentile and greater than the 85th percentile.
It is important to keep in mind that this is only a screening and your childs health care provider is the best person to evaluate whether or not your childs measurements are within a healthy range.
2018-19 Radnor Township School District Health Screenings will take place on the following dates:
- Radnor High School: Tues., Sept. 4 and Wed., Sept. 5
- Wayne Elementary School: Mon., Sept. 24 and Wed., Sept. 26
- Ithan Elementary School: Mon., Oct. 15 and Wed., Oct. 17
- Radnor Middle School: Mon., Oct. 22 and Wed., Oct. 24
- Radnor Elementary School: Mon., Dec. 3 and Wed., Dec. 5
Note: Please make sure students who currently wear glasses and/or contact lenses have them on the day of their vision screening.