Vision and Hearing Screening

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Parents will be notified by the school principal in advance of vision or hearing screenings.  A child exhibiting vision or hearing problems should consult a doctor regardless of the screening results.  The Child Vision and Hearing Test Act (PA 76-1571) requires the following vision and hearing testing be done:

 

            Vision

            1.   Preschool yearly

            2.   Special education yearly

            3.   Foster students yearly

            4.   Students new to the District who have not been screened at the required grades

            5.   2nd and 8th grade*

            6.   Students at other grade levels may be screened at the request of the teacher.

            7.   Kindergarten students who have not submitted the required form by screening date

            *Students are also screened at 1st and 4th grades

Hearing

            1.   Preschool yearly

            2.   Special education yearly

            3.   Students new to the District who have not been screened at the required grades

            4.   Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade

            5.   Students at other grade levels may be screened at the request of the teacher.

            6.   Foster students yearly

 

Referral forms are sent home for those students who are unable to pass the screening twice in a two week period. These referral forms should be taken to the appropriate doctor for completion and then be returned to school. If you need assistance please contact the health office at your child’s school.