Annual Health Screening

  • Nurse shining light in student's eye 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.

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