Annual Student Health Screenings Scheduled In October

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Cannon County Schools and the Office of Coordinated School Health are conducting their annual health screenings during the month of October. Students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 will participate in these screenings on the following dates:

• Oct. 3 – Cannon County High School

• Oct. 7 – Woodbury Grammar

• Oct. 10 – Woodland School

• Oct. 13 – Short Mountain School

• Oct. 13 – East Side School

• Oct. 14 – West Side School

• Oct. 14 – Auburn School

While only a doctor can diagnosis a medical condition, screenings are tools that assist in the detection of health concerns. When such concerns are identified early, steps can be taken to access needed healthcare in hopes that health and academic issues do not develop into serious problems.

In an effort to identify such concerns, Cannon County students are screened for vision, body mass index (height and weight), and blood pressure. During the screening process, students’ dignity and privacy are respected at all times.

Passive permission forms (forms parents sign and return only if they do not want their child to participate) are currently being distributed to students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9. Parents do not have to return the passive permission form if their child has permission to participate.

Any parent not receiving a permission form can access one online at by selecting the Department of Coordinated School Health. Parents may also acquire a form from their child’s school or at the Central Office of Cannon County Schools. Any deviations from a normal screening will result in a referral letter mailed to the parent or guardian.

Those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Connie Foster, Director of Coordinated School Health, at 615-563-5752 ext. 245 or
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