As part of the School Health Services of Columbus City Schools, and in fulfillment of Ohio Law 3313.69, school nurses conduct periodic student health screenings. The State of Ohio mandates that screenings include: height, weight, vision, hearing and dental. The school nurses perform various screenings in kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades and students new to the school district. A healthy child performs better in school. These screenings are important to help the school make sure your child is as healthy as possible.
In addition to state mandated screenings, children in kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades and students new to the school district will have their Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated using their height and weight. Body Mass Index is a screening tool designed to help parents understand their child’s growth and development.
Parents/Guardians will receive the results of all screenings. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am at Indianola Tuesday – Friday this year.
Certified School Nurse