Health Screenings

Elementary School Screenings

Motor screenings K to 3 

Vision screenings K to 5 ( please check the PACE calendar for the dates that the screenings will be done at your child’s school and make sure if your child wears glasses that he/she will have them for their screenings) Kindergarten thru grade 3 will also be screened for stereopsis. 

Parents will be notified in writing if their child fails the screening. The form used can be given to an eye doctor for further screening evaluation and then returned to the school nurse. 

Scoliosis screenings for grade 5 (Parents will be notified in writing if your child fails the screening. The form used can be given to your physician for further screening evaluation and then returned to the school nurse.) Scoliosis is a lateral spinal curve of 11 degrees or greater, can have adverse effects including the progressive development of poor range of motion, back pain, distortion of the position of the ribs , impaired function of the heart and lungs, unpleasant cosmetic deformities, and social and psychological problems including poor self-image and social isolation. Early detection can prevent scoliosis from progressing and can identify those in need of treatment. The prevalence of scoliosis begins to increase at about age 10 to 11 with the preadolescent growth spurt and lateral spinal curve of 11 degrees or greater is present in about 2 to 3 percent of adolescents at the end of their growth period. Progressive curves occur three or four times more frequently in girls than in boys. Scoliosis tends to run in families, and if scoliosis is diagnosed, other siblings should be evaluated. If you have any questions please contact your school nurse. 


Height and weight for grades (kindergarten, 3rd and 5th) 

CDC Height and Weight Charts
Boys & Girls


Middle School Screenings

Vision screenings grade 7 

Height and Weight grade 7 

Scoliosis grade 6, 7, and 8 

Franklin County High School Screenings

Vision Screenings grade 10 

Height and Weight grade 10 

Scoliosis Screenings for grade 9  
 
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SMITH MOUNTAIN LIONS CLUB FOR HELPING WITH ALL THE VISION SCREENINGS!!  This is a tremendous service and helps the nurses greatly!!!