Vision and hearing screenings are conducted during the year as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as follows:
- Vision: Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 10
- 1st grade boys are also screened for color blindness.
- Hearing: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11
- Both hearing and vision are completed during Early Childhood Screenings.
If a student does not pass a portion of the first screening, a rescreen is performed at a later date. If the student again does not pass a referral letter will be sent home with the student recommending further evaluation and/or treatment. If at any time there are concerns about a student’s hearing and/or vision, please contact me to arrange for a screening to be done.
Scoliosis screening is done on all 5th and 6th grade girls. A referral letter will be sent home to parent/guardian should the measurements exceed the guidelines set forth by the MDH.
Head lice screenings are completed at the Elementary school two times throughout the year: when school begins in the fall and again after Christmas break. Please alert the nurse if you find that your child has lice or you expect your child has been exposed to lice.