Health Office – Health Screenings

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  • Height, weight, and blood pressure screenings are performed yearly on each student.
  • Vision screenings are performed annually for students in Pre Kindergarten through sixth grade and again in eighth grade. A referral will be sent home, requesting an evaluation by an eye doctor, if the student’s vision is above 20/40 acuity in either eye.
  • Hearing screenings are performed annually for students in Pre Kindergarten through grade four and then again in grade seven. If a student has difficulty with the initial screening, the student will be re-evaluated. If there is a problem after the second screening, a referral will be sent home requesting an examination and evaluation by a physician.
  • If at any time, you suspect a problem with your child’s vision or hearing, please contact the school nurse and the testing will be performed.
  • Scoliosis screening is performed every other year on students that are 10 years of age and older. Students in grades 5 and 7 are checked. If there is any deviation from the norm, a referral is sent home requesting an examination and evaluation by a physician.