Upcoming Events in the Health Office

SMILE Dental is coming to the Peirce School on Nov 22. This is an easy way for your child to receive their dental screening, cleanings and fluorde treatments at school. Permission forms have already gone home but if you need another one please let me know. 

5th grade parents please be aware that after Thanksgiving break I will begin postural screening. The purpose of this screening is to find early signs of possible spinal problems in children in grades 5-9. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation. You will be notified if I notice any unusual findings.

Important– girls are asked to wear or keep a two peice bathing suit top or sports bra in their backpack so they can change into this prior to the screening. This allows for a more accurate observation of their back. Boys will be asked to remove their shirts. Boys and girls are separated or done on different days. I usually do several children at a time in my office, however students can opt not to go with the group. The entire screening takes less than 1 minute and no touching is involved. I will review the process and demonstrate the screening with them in the upcoming days to alleviate possible anxiety. This is a screening that is required for all students up until 9th grade.


About tharrah

School Nurse, Peirce School, Arlington, Ma
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