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.