Vision and Hearing Screening Requirements

 This screening is mandated by Texas law in grades EC, PK, K, 01, 03, 05, 07 and students in other grades who are new to LVISD.  Parents of students who fail two vision and/or hearing screenings will receive a referral letter from the school nurse recommending a more comprehensive exam by a medical professional.

Spinal Screening

 The Texas Legislature has mandated all children in grades 06 and 09 be screened for signs of scoliosis (spinal curvature). Notice of the screening will be sent prior to the screening date. Parents will be notified if the screening test indicates need for medical follow-up. Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website for more information; www.dshs.state.tx.us/spinal

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)

 This screening is mandated by Texas law in grades 01, 03, 05 and 07 and is usually done at the same time as vision and hearing screening.  Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a skin discoloration (usually seen at the nape of the neck) that may indicate high levels of insulin in the blood which results from insulin resistance.  Insulin resistance can create a potential risk for the development of Type 2 Diabetes.  The skin on the nape of the neck will be visually examined.  If the AN marker is noted,  the student will have blood pressure, height, and weight measured individually and privately at a later date.  Parents will be notified of these specific findings.