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Amanda Michael, BSN RN

District Nurse

amanda.michael@stbobcats.net


NURSE'S OFFICE SCHEDULE

7:30-7:40 am - Elementary Medication Dispensation

7:45-8:00 am - Jr. High/High School Medication Dispensation

8:00-10:30- Jr. High/High School Campus

10:35-11:40 - Elementary Medication Dispensation

11:45-12:10 - Jr. High/High School Medication Dispensation

12:10-12:40 - Lunch

12:40-1:00 - Jr. High/High School Campus

1:05-4:00 - Elementary Campus


Annual Health Screenings

Vision and Hearing

These screenings are mandated by Texas law in grades KG, 01, 03, 05, 07, and students in other grades who are new to ST-ISD. Parents of students who fail vision screening will receive a referral letter from the school nurse recommending a more comprehensive exam by an eye doctor. Parents of students who fail hearing screening will receive a letter from the school nurse for a more comprehensive exam by a physician.

Spinal

This screening is mandated by Texas law as follows: 

  • Girls will 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).
  • Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8).

Spinal screening is designed to detect abnormalities that may be indicative of conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis. This is done in a private environment by the school nurse. Parents of students who have any positive findings will receive a letter from the school nurse with recommendations.

Acanthosis Nigricans

This screening is mandated by Texas law in grades 01, 03, 05, and 07 and is usually done at the same time as vision and hearing screening. Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a skin discoloration that may indicate high levels of insulin in the blood which results from insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can create a potential risk for the development of Type 2 Diabetes. The skin on the nape of the neck will be visually examined. If the AN marker is noted, then the student will have blood pressure, height, and weight measured. Parents will be notified of these specific findings.

If you have any questions about any of these screenings or your child’s results, please contact the school nurse.

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