Parent Notification of BMI/Scoliosis Screening

Dear Parents: 

On February 5h we will be doing BMI/Scoliosis screeningon all 8th grade students.

The procedure for screening is a simple one in which the child’s back is observed as he/she stands upright and as he/she bends forward. To observe this condition, each child will be asked to remove their shirt. The screening will be conducted in privacy with only the student and nurse present.

Any curvature or “back hump” that is noticed during the screening may indicate the need for further evaluation. If a problem is found, you will be notified, and we will recommend that you take your child to the physician of your choice for evaluation.

It is a state mandated screening.  If you do not want your student to participate in the scoliosis screening you will need to let us know in writing before the screening date.

Phone calls will not be accepted.

If your child does not participate you will have to take them to a physician and have the screening done and return a record from the doctor with the results of the screening.

Thank you,


Tonya Green RN, BSN
School Nurse
Telephone Number:  (501) 771-8200
Fax Number: (501) 771-8206