The school health staff will perform the following mandated screenings. If you do not wish the school health staff to perform the screenings, you may substitute a professional examination by a health care provider of your choice.
The results of these screenings may indicate that your child may need diagnostic evaluation beyond the school capabilities. Referrals to physicians are made as needed.
Vision and Hearing Screening
These screenings are required for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grades, as well as all students new to Texas schools.
Scoliosis (spinal) Screening
Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7). Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8).