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Health Screenings

Vision and Hearing Screening

As required by Texas law, students in pre-k, kindergarten, first, third, fifth and seventh grades, and new students enrolling in the district will be screened for vision and/or hearing problems.

Spinal Screening

Bryan ISD conducts spinal screenings to detect signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages.

  • State law requires: Girls to be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7) and boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8).

  • The procedure for screening requires trained screeners, Bryan ISD nurses, to look at the student’s back while the student stands and then bends forward.

  • Boys and girls will be seen separately and individually.

  • Two screeners are present for each student. We assure you that privacy will be of the utmost concern and priority.

  • BOYS WILL BE REQUESTED TO REMOVE THEIR SHIRTS. GIRLS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR A BRA OR THE TOP OF A TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT UNDER THEIR SHIRT. THEIR SHIRT WILL ONLY BE REMOVED DURING THEIR INDIVIDUAL SCREENING.

  • Parents will receive the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is needed.

  • This procedure does not replace your need for regular health care and check-ups.

  • If the parent chooses for the student to not participate in the screening, the student must provide a written statement from his/her physician giving the school the results of the physician’s finding for that school year.

  • If, for religious reasons, the student does not wish to be screened, the student is to submit an affidavit of exemption, notarized, to the school clinic.