The Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Public Health require that school districts in Alabama offer and provide scoliosis screening for all students in grade 5 through 9. Screening is performed by observing the uncovered spine while standing and while bending forward. If a spinal problem is suspected, parents will be sent a letter suggesting that they see their physician for further evaluation.
Girls and boys will be screened separately and privately. The students will be asked to remove their shirt, so girls should wear a tank top or bra. If your child is currently under treatment for a spinal deformity, please inform the school nurse. Please complete and return the consent form below by 5/2/23 indicating your wishes for this important screening.
THE SCREENING WILL NOT BE DONE WITHOUT CONSENT!