Hearing and Vision screening for 2022-23 school year will begin approximately the first week of October. Spinal screenings will be done in December.
Screening programs are conducted in accordance with State Law and the Texas Department of Health. Parents are contacted and a referral is sent by the school nurse, should a problem be noted. The child's physician/dentist should return a report to the school nurse within 30 days.
Vision and Hearing Screening: Students in Pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th graders are screened annually, as well as all new students to Texas and referrals for Special Education.
Spinal Screening: Students are screened for scoliosis in the 7th grade for girls and 8th grade for boys.
Acanthosis Nigricans Screening: Each student in the 3rd, 5th and 7th grades is screened for a "skin marker" around the neck resulting from a higher concentration of insulin in the bloodstream, which creates a potential risk for the development of Type 2 Diabetes. The weight and blood pressure will be taken on those students identified in the program.