Ms. DeSpain will start screenings for vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis Tuesday, February 22 through Friday, March 11.
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 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 welcomed to make appointments to come on campus for screening. Please call or email Ms. DeSpain to schedule an appointment.