In accordance with Senate Bill 2 (2021), the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires Clark County School District to collect a random sample of height and weight information to report on child obesity rates. There will also be a vision and hearing screening conducted at the same time.
Vision, hearing, height, and weight screening will be conducted in your child’s school on January 8th and 9th. Student groups selected for the screening were determined by DHHS as a representative sample of students in Grade 7. The screening results will be reported to the DHHS, who shall compile the information in order to monitor the health status of Nevada children. Identifying information relating to individual children will be excluded from any state reporting requirements.
The procedure for screening follows the recommendations of the Nevada State Health Division. School nurses and trained ancillary personnel will complete the screenings.
You will be notified only if a medical follow-up is recommended for your child. This screening does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check ups.
If you do not want your child to complete the screening at school, please provide your child's name and student number, and state that they should not participate in the screening via email or phone.
Please contact the school nurse at (702) 799-0920 ext 4021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this requirement or wish to decline the screening.