Screenings

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:27 PM by Angela Avramidis   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 5:33 AM by Krystal Goodman ]
The following state mandated screenings are done annually:

  • Gr. 1, 4, 7, 10: Height, Weight, BMI
  • PreK - Gr. 6, Gr. 10: Vision
  • PreK – Gr. 3, 7, 10: Hearing
  • Gr. 5-9: Scoliosis (spine curvature screening)
  • Gr. Pre, K, 4, 7, 10: Physical exam reports must be provided to the School Nurse

*NOTE: Only those who do not pass a screening will receive written notification.

BMI Notification:

Millbury Public Schools will calculate and notify parents of their child's BMI every 3 years, beginning in grade 1. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from weight and height. Per Massachusetts Department of Public Health, it provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Upon written request of the parent/guardian, their child's Body Mass Index (BMI) and screening results will be mailed to them. By submitting a written request by September 15th of each school year, parents/guardians may request that their child's measurements not be taken. 

MGL c.71 s.57 and MDPH 105 CMR 200.500: The Body Mass Index (BMI) and corresponding percentile of each student in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10 (or, in the case of ungraded classrooms, by a student’s 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th birthday) is calculated and reported directly to the Massachusetts Department of Health using appropriate reporting tools as per their guidelines.

The Millbury Public schools encourage collaboration between parents/guardians and the school in this effort. In the event your child has a special medical concern, please call the Health Office to share information.