Student Wellness in Oak Ridge Schools
Oak Ridge Schools Nursing Staff in partnership with Coordinated School Health will provide annual vision, height/weight & blood pressure screenings for students in K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and High School Lifetime Wellness & Physical Education classes. Health screenings are required by the State of Tennessee to inform parents/guardians of any possible changes in their child’s health. Please note that all screenings and information gathered is private and confidential!
In addition, the student will be screened for Body Mass Index (BMI), which is calculated by recording their height and weight. Your child will not receive his/ her BMI results. These results will be available by contacting Pupil Services. Coordinated School Health will compile the information in a spreadsheet. We will use this data so that ORS can continue to implement programs to decrease the district-wide BMI percentage and to promote healthy lifestyle choices for improved overall student health.
If you do NOT want your child to participate in the BMI screening, please turn a note in to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.