In accordance with state law, the school nurse will be conducting a screening examination for scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) on girls in grade 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9. The screenings will be during the months of May and June. Scoliosis is side-to-side curvature of the spine. Scoliosis affects thousands of American youngsters, mostly teen-age girls. Scoliosis is a correctable condition, but only if it is detected early and treated early.