Hearing and Vision Screening

Posted by Meg Egan on 10/1/2020

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Vision and hearing screenings will take place for all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students mid October.

 

Vision screening is mandated for the following students: Pre-Kindergarten, Second Grade, Transfer Students, Special Needs, and Teacher Referrals. Hearing screenings will also be done for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Transfer Students, Special Needs, and Teacher Referrals.

 

Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months. A copy of the eye examination needs to be on file in the school’s health office. All Kindergarten students are required to have a complete, professional eye examination. These forms were due October 15th. If you haven’t yet turned in your Kindergarten student’s eye exam form, please do so now.

 

If a vision examination report is not on file in the health office, your child will be screened if he/she is required by the State of Illinois.

 

I will screen the students and, if necessary, do a second screening. If a student fails the screenings, a letter will be sent home requesting a doctor evaluation.

 

All Pre-Kindergarten students will be screened in November.