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Spinal Screenings - 5th, 7th, 8th grades

In accordance with Texas Law, Cuero ISD Health services will be performing mandatory Spinal screenings for all 5th and 7th grade girls, and all 8th grade boys. This screening is done to detect abnormal curvature of the spine that can appear during the years of rapid growth. It is most important to detect the abnormality early so treatment can be provided. Without treatment, undetected scoliosis can worsen rapidly during the growth years and result in physical deformity, limitation of physical activity and other more serious complications.

Dates of screening:

Hunt 5th grade girls: Thurs, Nov. 1, 2018

CJHS 7th grade girls: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

CJHS 8th grade boys:  Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Girls will be screened in their sports bra and boys will be screened with no shirt to assess the spine.  If a child shows any signs of a possible deformity, parents will be notified in a written packet from their campus nurse.  For any questions please notify your campus nurse or 275-1900 ext.117. Working together we can have healthy students.

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