The Alabama State Department of Education and Alabama Department of Public Health requires that school districts in Alabama offer and provide scoliosis screening for male and female students in grades 5 through 9.
Screening is performed by observing the uncovered spine, viewing the student from the back, side, and front and also from all sides with the student bending forward. Parents of students found to have signs of a possible spinal abnormality will be asked to see their own physicians for further evaluation.
Girls and boys will be screened separately to ensure privacy. They can wear gym clothes, bathing suits, or other clothing that may be removed easily. Screening for your child will take place within the next two weeks. If you child is currently under treatment for a spinal deformity, please let us know.
***ONLY THOSE WHO RETURN SIGNED PERMISSION FORMS WILL BE SCREENED.***