Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Starting October 1 until Christmas break your child’s school will be conducting spinal screenings as mandated by Texas Department of State Health Services. State law says that schools must screen students for spinal problems. Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 and again at age 12. Boys will be screened one time at age 14. 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. The letter will tell you how to follow up with a doctor.
This screening is not a medical exam. Your child still needs to see a doctor for checkups. If you do not wish to have your child screened for religious reasons, you must notify the school no later than _________________________________________.
Thank you for your cooperation.