Health Screenings

Vision: Grades K, 1 and grades 3 through 5.

The purpose of vision screening is to identify possible vision problems and treat recoverable loss before it interferes with the learning process.

Hearing: Grades K, 1 and grades 3 through 5.

The purpose of audiometric screening is to identify students suspected of hearing impairments or middle ear disease. Through identification, appropriate medical, technological and educational services can be provided to minimize the adverse effects of auditory impairments on speech, language, educational and social-emotional development.

Postural (Scoliosis): Females in grades 5 and 7 and males in grade 8 except when completed during a physical within the same year. Any student who has documentation that they have been screened by their physician this year will be excused from postural screening in school unless parental request is made to the school nurse.

The purpose of postural screening is early identification of spinal deformities so that treatment can be initiated to prevent, if possible, the need for surgery and the discomfort and complications which occur with these deformities.

Referrals will be sent home for any results which require physician evaluation. Please return referral forms to nurse as indicated.

Pediculosis (Head Lice): As individually needed.

Head lice Do's and Dont's

Screening programs are not a substitute for regularly scheduled examinations by your child's healthcare provider.


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