The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School will be conducting our annual Postural Screening Program this winter. The purpose of this screening program is to detect early signs of possible posture problems in children grades 5 – 8. Our screening program is not a diagnostic service, but a program to identify students who should have further medical evaluation. The screening is conducted in a manner that is respectful of each child’s modesty/privacy.
If your child’s primary care provider has performed a postural exam on or after April 1st, of 2016, and you have submitted documentation of the exam to the Health Office (usually, but not always noted on the physical assessment form), then your child will be exempt from our screening program.
If we have not received documentation about your child having had a postural exam by his or her primary care provider since April 1, 1016, you will receive a letter from the Health Office requesting documentation of exam results. If we do not receive this documentation, then your child will be screened during P.E. class, during March. Again, the screening will be conducted in a manner that is respectful of each child’s modesty/privacy.