The state of Texas requires schools to administer basic health screenings to ensure that any students experiencing problems can be identified early and linked to appropriate resources. The school nurse will be conducting the required screenings throughout the school year. In the event that a screening indicates the need for medical evaluation, the parent/guardian will be notified.
If these screenings conflict with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination of which the pupil is a member, please submit an affidavit to the school nurse.
If the student has received a hearing, vision, spinal or Acanthosis Nigricans examination by a medical practitioner within the last year, the results may be submitted to the school nurse in lieu of having the school based screening.
HEB ISD Health Services is pleased to provide these important health screenings for our students. If you have any questions please contact the school nurse on your child's campus.
Vision, Hearing and Spinal Screening Requirements (PDF) - from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children (TRAT2DC) - on the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley website
Vision and Hearing Screening - on the Texas Department of State Health Services website
Spinal Screening Program - on the Texas Department of State Health Services website