Healthy students are better learners. The ability to see and hear adequately are directly linked to academic success. District 833 Health Services annually screen students for vision acuity. The same screening is performed during the Early Childhood Screening Process with the addition of a hearing screening.
Vision screening is done for all students in grades 1, 3 and 5 each year.
Color vision screening is done each year for 1st grade for boys only.
Additional vision or hearing screening may be requested by teacher, parent, or student or when a student is referred for evaluation of learning difficulties.
Parents will be notified of students who do not pass screening via a referral form that the health care provider completes and then once complete it is returned to the school health office.