Mandatory Screening Programs are conducted by the School Nurse in accordance with State law and the Texas Education Agency recommendations in each program. Parents/guardians are contacted by the school nurse and a referral letter is sent should a problem be identified. 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, and 5th grades are screened annually, as well as new students to Texas and referrals for special education.
A visual dental screening is conducted annually in February for 3rd grade students by volunteer dentist from the community coordinated by the NEISD School Health Advisory Committee.
Spinal Screening (Scoliosis)
Students in the 5th grade will be screened to identify small spinal curves for referral for early observation and treatment before the spinal curve becomes severe.
Growth And Assessment
Students are weighed and measured annually at the beginning of the school year. Should any parent/guardian have a question regarding any of these screening programs or wish to have their child excluded due to religious reasons, please contact me at 407-7403.