School nurses, as required by Nevada State Law, will conduct postural screening at Mannion Middle School on May 4, 2022 . The purpose of postural screening is to detect signs of abnormal spinal development so that the need for treatment can be determined. For this screening, only 8th grade boys and 6th grade girls will be screened. Privacy will be maintained within the constraints of the school setting, but the 8th grade boys and 6th grade girls will be screened separately.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases of spinal curvature are mild, but may become progressively more severe as the child continues to grow. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can later affect the health and appearance of the child.
You will be notified only if a possible abnormality is observed and follow-up is necessary. This screening does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check-ups.
If you do not want your child to have a postural screening at school, please notify the school nurse in writing at LeachLL@nv.ccsd.net. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse at 702-799-3020, ext. 4058.
Todd C. Petersen, Principal