Vision and HearingThese screenings are done throughout the year for all new students and all students in kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. Vision and/or hearing screenings may be done on any student at the request of a parent or teacher.
Scoliosis5th grade girls are screened for scoliosis during the fall semester. A parent letter, with more information regarding the scoliosis screening will be sent home when it is closer to the screening time.
Texas Risk Assessment of Type 2 DiabetesThe Texas Risk Assessment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children, formerly the ANTES program, screens for Acanthosis Nigricans during vision/hearing screenings and throughout the year for all new students. Acanthosis Nigricans, AN for short, is a skin condition that signals high insulin levels in the body. This state mandated program helps assess children who may be at high risk to develop type 2 diabetes. Children who are identified with the marker are also assessed for body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure. Risk assessments are issued to the parents of these children, alerting parents of the child's risk factors and encouraging further evaluation from a health professional.
Last Modified on December 2, 2019