Screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis will begin next week. 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 notified 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 grade level.
7th Grade – Vision and Hearing
8th Grade – Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis
All new scholars for the 2020-21 school year (grades 8-12) – Vision and Hearing
Traditional and Blended learning scholars will begin screening March 8th – March 12th.
Virtual learning scholars: If you are interested in participating, please make an appointment for the week of March 15th – March 19th (Please email or call the school nurse to schedule appointments)
Michelle Gilbert, BSN, RN