The health of your child is important to you and to Wilkes County Schools. Throughout the school year, screening programs are organized to identify health needs. The screenings are performed by school nurses, speech language pathologists, dental hygienists, volunteers, and other trained school personnel. This is a valuable health service to our students. Parents are notified in writing when any health problem appears to need further evaluation by medical doctors, dentists, eye doctors, or other health care providers. This referral form needs to be returned to the school nurse after medical treatment is received. Screenings may include the following areas:
● Height and Weight
● Blood Pressure
● BMI (Body Mass Index)
Any parent/legal guardian who does not wish to have his/her child participate in this screening program should notify the school principal in writing at the beginning of the school year.