Vision and hearing screenings are done throughout the year for new students and all students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I am always happy to do a vision and/or hearing screen on any student at the request of a parent or teacher.
In addition I will do a screening for Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) at the same time as the vision/hearing screening for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students (a visual sign on the back of the neck which could indicate an early sign of Type 2 Diabetes).
At this time, only Fifth Grade girls are screened for scoliosis in Fall. A parent letter with more information will be sent home closer to the screening time.
Growth and Development
This program, entitled "Always Changing", is presented to 5th grade students. It covers age appropriate material about puberty. More information, along with a permission form, will be sent to all parents of 5th graders closer to the program time. If you would like to preview the videos, they can be found on Youtube under the titles, "Always Changing (girls only)" or "Always Changing (boys only)". A male teacher will stay with the boys during the video in a separate room from the girls.