Health and Wellness
Elementary Maturation Presentation
The Maturation program is The Always Changing-About You by Proctor & Gamble. Information related to the normal changes that occur for this age group will be discussed. Boys and girls will have separate instruction locations. This will include your child's viewing of a short, age appropriate video (Always Changing-About You). The students will also be provided with packets having literature and sample items for your child to keep and discuss with you.
Your willingness to help answer their questions and correct any misperceptions greatly contributes to this facet of their education. Parents may attend the program, however, it is asked that you save discussions or comments for after the presentation. Permission slips will be sent home prior to this presentation.
Screenings detect conditions early and with quick treatment, decrease potential health problems or complications. Screenings are not for diagnosis but rather identify those children who need further evaluation by a health care provider.
A vision screen is required prior to children entering kindergarten. Vision screening is mandated for all school age children grades pre-K, K - 5, 7, and 9 or 10. Tenth graders may be screened as part of their driver's education. If your student does not pass the screening, a referral letter will be sent in the mail.
The purpose of scoliosis screening is to identify students with abnormal spinal development. School nurses oversee the mandated spinal curvature or scoliosis screening. The state mandates that screenings be done in grades 7 and 8. Instruction and information is given to the students before screening. Information letters are sent to parents prior to examination. If there is a concern about your student's posture you will receive a letter recommending evaluation by your healthcare provider.