The Texas DSHS is currently determining if screening rules will be in effect this year due to the extra challenges to schools posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. They will notify stakeholders as soon as a decision is reached.
In the mean time, Compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code requirements for vision, hearing, and spinal screenings is required for the 2020-2021 school year. VVISD is referring to this best practices document for guidance on safely screening children this school year.
Health Screenings will begin this week!
Pre-K - 1st Grade screens will be conducted on this Thursday, October 1st.
3rd, 5th, and 7th grade screens will be conducted over the course of the next few weeks due to the amount of students and what that entails regarding social distancing and sanitizing between every student.
Students who are new to the District in grades other than Pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, & 7 will also be screened over the course of the next few weeks.
Only girls in 5th & 7th grades and boys in 8th grade will be screened for spinal abnormalities.
Virtual Learning student health screenings will be conducted towards the end of the month and by appointment only.
Click on the image below for more information regarding state mandated health screens in the school setting.
- If your student normally wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they are wearing them to school.
- If your student wears hearing aids, please provide the health office with documentation of your student's most recent follow up with a physician.
- If your student has a history of Scoliosis, please provide the health office with documentation of your student's most recent follow up with a physician.
If for any reason a student does not pass a screening, the parent/guardian will be contacted and a referral will be sent home for follow up with a physician.
In lieu of the screening(s) provided by the school:
- parents or guardians may provide a screening record signed by a licensed professional
- parents or guardians may provide signed statement that the vision, hearing or spinal screening conflicts with the tenets and practices of a church or religious denomination of which the affiant is an adherent or member
Please notify Lyndee Owen, BSN, RN - VVISD District Nurse - of any questions or concerns at email@example.com.