Health, Vision and Dental Screenings

Health Screenings

  • District students are screened by the school nurse for vision or hearing concerns according to the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations. In addition, Children's Dental Services screens students for emerging dental concerns. Parents/guardians and teachers may also request that a student be screened if any concerns about the ability to hear or see adequately are identified. 

    If you do not want your student screened, the parent/guardian may “opt-out” by contacting the school nurse.  

    Hearing, vision and dental screenings are completed for 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade students.  In addition, boys in kindergarten are screened for color blindness.  

    If concerns are identified, a letter will be sent home that provides information that can be shared with the student’s doctor.   

    Please complete the  form if you do not want your child to be screened by Children's Dental Service during the 2023/24 school year.  Only children in 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade receive a full health screening (vision, hearing and dental), click here.

    Early Childhood Screening is required for entrance to a Minnesota public school and is provided throughout the year at Pearson Early Childhood Center.

    Click here for more information or to schedule an early childhood screening appointment at Pearson Early Learning Center.