The following screenings are required by the state of Texas; any problems identified will be reported to a parent/guardian.
Vision Screenings: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, and any student new to BRISD
Hearing Screenings: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, and any student new to BRISD
Spinal Screenings: Changes in the Department of State Health Services Spinal Screening Program took effect in 2015. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year 6th and 9th grade students will be screened. Notification of this screening will be sent home in advance. If you prefer to have your student screened by your physician (form below), or wish to request an exemption, please contact your school nurse.
Acanthosis Nigricans: 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and 7th grade will be screened for Acanthosis Nigricans, a condition that signals high levels of insulin in the body. This screening is done by looking at and feeling the skin on the back of the neck. If the first screening is positive, it will be followed by checking height, weight, and blood pressure. For more information go to the ANTES web site or contact your school nurse.
Students may also have vision or hearing screened at the request of their teacher or the Special Education department. Parents may request screening at any time, simply call your school nurse or stop by the health room.