Health Screenings for the 2017-2018 will be completed during the fall.
PK, KG, 1st, 3rd, 5th vision and hearing screenings have been completed. Notifications will only go home if a referral is necessary.
In addition to vision and hearing screenings, 1st, 3rd and 5th were also be screened for Acanthosis Nigricans (a visible marker on the skin at the back of the neck which indicates a risk for Type 2 diabetes). If your student was found to have this marker, a referral notification will be sent home.
Spinal screenings will also be completed during the fall of 2017 for 5th grade students only.
- The procedure for screening is simple, noninvasive, and completed privately. Screeners who have been specially trained will look at your child’s back while he/she stands and then bends forward. For this examination, boys and girls will be seen separately and individually.
- Boys will remove their shirts. Girls will remove their shirts, but are required to wear a swimsuit, tube top, halter top or bra underneath.
For more on health screenings please visit GCISD Health Services: Health Screenings.