District students are screened for vision or hearing concerns according to the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations. Parents and teachers may also request that a student be screened if any concerns about a child’s ability to hear or see adequately are identified. If you do not want your child screened, the parent or guardian may “opt-out” by contacting the school nurse.
Hearing and vision screening is 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 with the student that provides information that can be shared with the child’s doctor. Follow-up testing by the appropriate healthcare provider is important. Untreated vision or hearing deficits can have a negative impact on a child’s health and academic success.
Early Childhood Screening is required for entrance to a Minnesota public school and is provided throughout the year at Pearson Early Childhood Center.
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