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Health Screening

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING 

Any student new to the district who does not present documentation of recent vision and hearing screening results will be screened prior to completion of the first semester of enrollment or within 120 calendar days of enrollment. Routine screening of students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 5 and 7 shall be performed for vision and hearing problems annually at any time during the reporting year prior to May 31. If the screening indicates the student may have vision or hearing problems, the school shall send a letter to the student’s parent/guardian advising them of the screening results and recommendation to schedule an exam with a professional healthcare provider.

SPINAL SCREENING 

Students in grades 5 and 8 shall be screened for abnormal spinal curvature before the end of the school year. If the screening indicates the student may have an abnormal spinal curvature, the school shall send a letter of the screening results to the parent/guardian advising them to schedule an exam with a professional healthcare provider.

ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS(AN) SCREENING 

Students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 shall be screened at the time of hearing and vision screening. If this marker indicating too much insulin in the blood is present, the school shall notify the parents and advise them to schedule an exam with a professional healthcare provider.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT SCREENING

This is done on our students during the vision, hearing and AN screening.

*If parents/guardians prefer to have the spinal screening or acanthosis nigricans screening performed by a physician, please submit the physician’s report prior to our screening date.

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