Vision & Hearing Screening: All students in 7th grade, those new to NEISD this school year, and special education students will be screened during the fall semester. Any students who fail hearing or vision screening will receive written notification for a referral to a physician via mail to their listed home address. If your student wears corrective eyeglasses or lenses, please make sure they are wearing them or packing them in their backpack daily. They will need to wear them for their screening, if applicable.
Acanthosis Nigricans Screening: All students in 7th grade, those new to NEISD this school year, and special education students will be screened for acanthosis nigricans (AN). AN is a skin condition characterized by a change in color and texture of the skin, which can help identify people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes . This screening is done during Vision and Hearing Screening. Written notification to follow-up with your physician will be sent home if the marker is present.
Acanthosis Screening Notification - English & Español
Spinal Screening: In the fall, female students in 7th grade and male students in 8th grade will be screened for abnormal spinal curves, as required by House Bill 832. Spinal screenings will be conducted by the nurse on (TBD). The purpose of spinal screening is to detect abnormalities such as scoliosis or kyphosis early, during the growth spurt of adolescence, so that treatment can begin if necessary. School nurses who have been specially trained as screeners will look at your child's back while standing and bending. Screening will be done in the clinic, allowing for student privacy. To properly screen for spinal abnormalities, all students must remove their shirt during the exam. Girls should wear a bathing suit top, tube or halter top, bra or sports bra underneath their regular shirt on exam day. Parents will be notified only if a professional follow-up is indicated. If your child is currently under a physician's care for a spinal abnormality, please submit a parent note prior to the screening date. A physician note to verify that your child is receiving treatment is requested thereafter or as soon as possible.
Spinal Screening Notification
Spinal Screening Notification - Español