To support your student’s learning, health screenings may be provided during the school year. Parents will be notified of screening dates. Parents who do not wish to have their child screened need to notify the school in writing prior to the testing.
To accommodate a state law requiring dental screenings for all students entering Kindergarten and 9th grade, free dental screenings will be provided at school. If you do not want your child to receive the dental screening, please provide proof of a recent dental screening (within the past calendar year) or you must complete an exemption form.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA) screens all students in Preschool (PK), Kindergarten, and grades 1, 2, and 5. Students in the Early Learning Program with IEP’s will be screened. Students in grades 3, 4, middle, and high school, who are new to the school, who don’t have a documented hearing test, and some students with a history of known hearing loss will also be tested. Follow up testing may occur periodically if previous hearing test results were not within normal limits. Parent/guardian not wishing their child’s hearing tested should notify the health office in writing at the beginning of the year. Parents/guardians with concerns about their child’s hearing should contact the school nurse.
To accommodate a state law, all students entering Kindergarten and 3rd grade may be offered a free vision screening. If you do not want your child to receive the free screening, please provide proof of a recent vision screening.
Kindergarten Screenings: A screening will be valid if it done up to 1 year prior to enrollment and no later than 6 months after enrollment.
3rd Grade: A screening will be valid if it is done no earlier than 1 year prior to the first day of school and no later than 6 months after the first day of school.
A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.