Nurse Shelly will start screenings for vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis Monday, April 4th.
The screenings are done on an individual basis so that your child’s privacy is maintained. You will be informed if your child shows any degree of abnormality in his/her vision, spine or with any hearing concerns.
Please note that the procedure for scoliosis screening is simple. The child’s back is observed as s/he is upright and again while bent forward. To observe this condition, the child is asked to remove his/her shirt or blouse. Girls can wear a bra or an open-back swimsuit. Screening is conducted in private.
BMI, or body mass index, requires that scholars height and weight are measured. This will be done individually in the nursing office.
According to Arkansas state regulations, screenings will be performed based on the scholar’s grade level and are as follows:
7th Grade – Vision and Hearing
8th Grade – Vision, Hearing, BMI, and Scoliosis
10th Grade – BMI
All transfer scholars – Vision and Hearing
Virtual learning scholars are welcome to make appointments to come on campus for screening, but it is not mandatory. Please call or email Nurse Shelly to schedule an appointment.
If you wish to decline BMI screening for your child (8th or 10 grade ONLY) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org