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Health Screenings

checking the ears.
 
 The Barnstable Public Schools conduct the following health screenings as mandated by MA General law and the Department of Public Health. Parents/guardians can request in writing to the school nurse if you do not want your child to participate.
 
Vision Screening: Grades K-5, 7, and 10 annually
 
Hearing Screening: Grades K-3, 7, and 10 annually

Postural Screening: annually in grades 5-9 annually
 
Growth Screening: Grades 1, 4, 7, 10 height, weight and body mass index (BMI) annually
 
Parents/guardians will be notified by the health office if their child fails a vision, hearing or postural screening. 

Physical Exams:
Every student needs a general examination upon entering the school district, upon admittance to the kindergarten, 3rd, 7th, and 10th grades. Students who are candidates for a school athletic team will need a sports physical exam annually.

If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to contact the school's health office.