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Vision, Hearing, & Acanthosis Nigricans Screening

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING

All pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, third, and fifth graders, all new students entering school from out-of-state, and all students who are referred for special education evaluation will be screened by the school nurse for vision and hearing abnormalities. The school nurse will contact and send a referral letter to the parents/guardians if any abnormality is noted.

ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS SCREENING

All first, third and fifth grade students will be screened for a skin marker around the neck that potentially indicates high insulin levels in the body. High insulin levels create a potential risk for the future development of Type II Diabetes. Students who have the skin marker will also be weighed and measured, and have their blood pressure taken. The school nurse will contact and send a referral letter to the parents/guardians if medical evaluation is recommended.