Health Screenings

 

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HEALTH SCREENINGS

Vision & Hearing -- Each school year at Klenk the children in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades (and those students new to Texas schools) are screened for vision and hearing as required by the State of Texas. In addition, vision and hearing screening will be done for any student who may be suspected of vision or hearing loss by a classroom teacher or parent. 

Acanthosis Nigricans -- 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will be screened for acanthosis nigricans (a Type II Diabetes risk factor). Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder that results in velvety, light-brown-to black markings. We screen for AN by looking at the back of the neck.

Scoliosis -- 5th grade girls are also screened for abnormal spinal curvature (scoliosis screening). 

** If you receive a letter stating your child did not pass a screening, please take them to be examined by the appropriate medical professional. If you have any questions, or need assistance with the cost of medical care & treatment for your child please call the school clinic at 832-484-6786.

 

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