Health Screenings

The school nurse conducts vision and hearing screenings annually at all school sites.

All students are screened at the following grade levels (EC 49455):

• Vision screening: TK/K, 2nd, 5th, and 8th
• Color vision (males only): 1st
• Hearing screening: TK/K or 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, 10th or 11th

Students may also be screened if the parent, teacher, or school nurse suspect a vision or hearing problem, and for special education assessments. Parents are notified via School Messenger alert when the screenings will be taking place. Parents will be notified and referred for further follow-up ONLY when a problem is identified (EC 49456, 49452.5).

Parents may submit a written request to the school nurse for exemption from any of the above health screenings.