Lorena ISD will be performing spinal screenings on February, 21, 2018 for freshman and February 23, 2018 for 6th graders. This is mandated by state law. District nurses who are trained screeners will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis. Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems.
The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and bends forward. The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening. This screening is not a medical exam and your child will need to follow up with a doctor.
- Students should bring shorts to school for the exam.
- Girls should wear a sports bra or bathing suit top underneath their shirt on exam day, it is recommended that they remove their shirt for the screening.
- Boys and girls will be screened separately and one at a time with their privacy protected.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call.
Cindy Fulton, RN
Lorena Middle School Nurse
Loretta Beyer, RN
Lorena High School Nurse