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Health Screening

Health Screenings and Services

Screenings

The district school nurses conduct health screenings throughout the school year.  These screenings aide in identifying possible barriers to learning. Those who do not pass the initial screening will be retested. Parents will be notified and referred for further follow-up only when a problem is identified. Parents may submit a written request for exemption from any of the above health screenings.  In accordance with California State Ed Code, the following screening are conducted (Ed Code §49455, §49456, §49452.5): 

  • Vision: Grades K or 1, 2, 5, 8 and first year in the California public school system 

  • Color Vision: Grades K or 1 boys only

  • Hearing: Grades K or 1, 2, 5, and 8, and first year in the California public school system

Additional Screenings

Students who are being assessed for initial and three year review for special education services and students referred by a teacher or parent will also be tested for vision and hearing. Those who do not pass the initial screening will be retested. Parents will be notified and referred for further follow-up only when a problem is identified. Parents may submit a written request for exemption from any of the above health screenings. 

 

Health Examination

California law requires that all children have a physical examination within eighteen months before entering the first grade.  

Report of Health Examination for School Entry form is available here and at all school sites and the student services department.

 

Oral Health Assessment

California law, Education Code §49452.8, requires that children have a dental check-up by May 31 of their first year in public school, at kindergarten or first grade. Dental evaluations that have happened within the 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.

Oral Heath Assessment Form