With the new school year...comes yearly health screenings! Texas requires any new students age 4 years through 12th grade to be screened before the end of the first semester. Students in the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grades will also be screened within the school year. These screenings include vision, hearing, spinal and acanthosis nigricans or AN. AN is a skin discoloration seen much of the time on the back of the neck and can indicate type 2 diabetes.
Don't be alarmed if you receive a screening failure notice...we are here for the health and wellness of your child(ren) and want them to have a successful school year, so please get evaluated further by a professional doctor if a letter home indicates that it is needed.
If your child wears glasses currently or will need them in the future...there is a website...zennioptical.com. Check into it for discount prescription glasses.