Health Screenings

Vision, hearing and postural screenings are provided at school as mandated by the State of Connecticut (Sections 10-214-1—10-214-5). These screenings help detect issues as early as possible so that interventions may be put in place to avoid or reduce the adverse impact of impairment.

The vision screening program is called KidsSight.  We will partner with the Lions Club to provide this free of charge service to our students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 3, 4 and 5.  The Lion’s Club members will work with your school’s nurse to screen students and make the proper referrals.

Hearing screenings will be performed by the school nurse annually to all students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Postural screenings, done to check for scoliosis, will be performed by the school nurse annually on all boys’ grades 8 or 9 and all girls’ grades 5 and 7.

If your child does not pass any of the initial screenings, a second screening will be performed. You will be informed in writing about seeking further evaluation from your health care provider if your child does not pass the screening the 2nd time.

If you do not receive a letter in writing from your child’s school, you may assume that your child’s screening was normal.

You may choose refusal of any of the above mentioned screenings for your child by providing a written and signed statement indicating that you do not want the school to provide the mandated screenings for your child for this given year and returning it to the  school nurse.

 

David Cusick, BS, RN, EMT-P

Managing Director

CREC Health Services

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