We are starting to do the yearly screenings that are required by Arkansas Dept of Health for Viola students. Screenings that are required are:
-Vision and Hearing -- Kindergarten , 1st , 2nd , 4th , 6th , and 8th grades
-Scoliosis -- 6th grade girls and 8th grade boys and girls
-BMI -- Kindergarten , 2nd , 4th , 6th . 8th and 10th grades.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and more girls than boys are affected. Early detection and treatment can help prevent physical and emotional disability. BMI is the measure of weight in proportion to height that is used to estimate the amount of body fat in a person.
If for any reason as parents you do not want your student to have the BMI or Scoliosis screening please send a signed note with your child to school. We will begin these screenings in the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns please call Debbie Kinder RN, your school nurse, at 870-458-4014.