In accordance with Texas Law, Cuero ISD Health services will be performing mandatory spinal screenings for 5th and 7th grade girls and 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 important to detect the abnormality early so treatment can be provided. Without treatment, undetected scoliosis can worsen rapidly during the growth years resulting in physical deformity, limitation of physical activity and other more serious complications.
Dates of screenings:
Hunt 5th grade girls: November 5th
CJHS 7th grade girls: November 6th
CJHS 8th grade boys: November 7th
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 possible deformity, parents will be notified in a written packet from their campus nurse. For any questions please notify your child's campus nurse or 275-1900 Ext. 117.