I am writing to inform you that the HHA nurses will soon begin screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis. The screenings are done on an individual basis so that your child’s privacy is maintained and we will be socially distanced throughout the process. We will be taking the appropriate precautions by disinfecting the equipment between screenings. You will be informed if your child shows any degree of abnormality in his/her vision, spine or with any hearing concerns.
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.
According to Arkansas State Regulations, the following screenings will be performed based on the scholar’s age.
7th Grade – Vision and Hearing
8th Grade – Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis
All transfer scholars – Vision and Hearing
Tradition and Blended learning scholars will begin screening March 8th – March 12th.
Virtual learning scholars are welcome to make appointments to come on campus March 15th – March 19th ( Please call school nurse to schedule appointments ) (479) 877-1895