Health Screenings

Massachusetts State Mandated Exams and Screenings

Physical Exams

Physical examinations by the student’s own physician are required upon entering Preschool, Kindergarten, and grades 4, 7 and 10.

MIAA Sports Physicals

MIAA rules clearly state that any student who wishes to try out, practice or play a sport is required to have a current (within 13 months) physical exam on file in the nurse’s office before being allowed to try out or practice.

If the physical exam expires during a sports season, the student must have a new physical on file prior to the expiration date of the previous physical or will be unable to play.


  • Hearing - K-3, Grades 7 & 10

  • Vision - Preschool, K-5, Grades 7 & 10

  • Height, Weight, BMI - Grades 1, 4, 7, & 10

  • Postural - Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9

All screenings are performed in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations. Students may also be screened at any time during the school year at a teacher or parent’s request. If screening results indicate the need for follow-up care by a physician, parents/guardian will be notified in writing.