screens
  • Screenings provided at school:  Vision, Hearing and Dental

     

    School nurses provide routine vision and hearing screening as described below. Parents/legal guardians will receive notification for students who do not pass the vision and/or hearing screening and are responsible for following the instructions on the referral letter. An evaluation by a vision and/or healthcare provider is required for students who do not pass the vision and/or hearing screening. If a referral letter is sent by the school nurse, the form must be returned to the school nurse showing the provider’s findings, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. School nurses will provide follow-up on referrals. Please contact the school nurse for assistance in obtaining a vision and/or hearing specialist to complete the referral form. Financial Assistance/Vouchers are available from multiple resources for vision care and prescription glasses – these programs are coordinated by the school nurse.

     Vision Screening  

    • Kindergarten students who, at the time of their Kindergarten Health Assessment/Physical, did not pass or were unable to screen
    • All grades who are referred by the teacher, EC Department, and/or parent

    Hearing Screening

    • Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 6th 
    • All grades who are referred by the teacher, EC Department, and/or parent

    Dental Screening

    • Grades 2nd, 4th, and 6th
    • By the NC Division of Oral Health as resources are made available.
Last Modified on April 8, 2020