The State of Connecticut mandates that vision, hearing and postural screenings are conducted annually in accordance to Connecticut General Statute Sec. 10-214 and 10-206.
Vision screenings are done in kindergarten, 1, 3, 4 and 5th grades. Students in kindergarten through third grade should be able to pass the 20/30 line with each eye and fourth grade and above able to pass 20/20 with each eye.
Hearing screenings are done in kindergarten, 1, 3, 4 and 5th grades. Students should pass pure tone stimuli at the following frequencies and intensities:
|1000 Hz||20 dB HL|
|2000 Hz||20 dB HL|
25 dB HL
Postural screening checks for scoliosis (a lateral curve of the spine) and kyphosis (a round curve in the upper spine when viewed from the side). Postural screenings are done in 5th and 7th grades for females and 9th grade for males.
Anytime a student fails a screening, a few weeks later the school nurse will recheck the student. If the student should fail the screening for a second time, a referral letter will be sent home requesting further examination. Please return the referral letter to the school nurse after your child has been evaluated.
|Vision||K, 1, 3, 4, 5|
K, 1, 3, 4, 5
5 and 7 for females, 9 for males