Postponed Until Fall 2021: Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis Screenings

Robin Scott, Registrar
Dear Headwaters Families, 

Due to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Headwaters School has postponed vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings that normally take place each fall until next fall. While the state usually requires these screenings under the Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act and Texas Civil Statutes Article 4477-70), this year there is special guidance due to the pandemic for flexibility around these rules. 

While not required this year, we also know that vision and hearing problems can affect a child’s wellbeing and learning. In addition, spinal screening can detect abnormal spinal curvatures at an early stage. So if you notice anything new with your child, we encourage you to talk to your child’s doctor. 

Additionally, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages you to take your child(ren) to a medical provider for well-child exams yearly. If you go to one of these appointments anytime from now until next fall, you can ask your provider for necessary vision, hearing, and/or scoliosis screenings. If your provider screens your child, please provide us the results (pass or fail) for our records. You can email to me or we will have a place to upload in Magnus this summer. 

Here are the grade levels students normally receive screenings: 
River
Vision & Hearing Screening: Grade 7 and all new students
Spinal Screening: Grade 7 girls and Grade 8 boys
Creek 
Vision & Hearing Screening: K, 1, 3, 5, and all new students
Spinal Screening: Grade 5
Springs
Vision & Hearing Screening: Primary (4-years-old by September 1, 2019) and all new students
**IMPORTANT: IF YOUR CHILD WEARS GLASSES OR CONTACTS PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY BRING THEM TO THE SCREENING

The required screenings are included in your tuition for fall 2021 for the grade levels listed above. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Best, 

Robin Scott
Registrar
registrar@headwaters.org
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Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278