Health screening is performed based on state law (WAC http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-760 ) and district policy
- Vision screening is provided for all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5, plus any other time a parent or staff member has a concern.
- Vision screening is generally conducted in the fall. You will not be contacted if your student passes this screening. If the screening identifies possible concerns, you will be sent a letter recommending they have a complete exam by an eye professional.
- Washington State recently changed the requirement for vision screening at schools. Starting fall 2017, students will be screened for issues with near vision in addition to distance vision. The updated rule also allows schools to use instrument-based vision screeners, which allow for quick detection of a range of vision issues without any reading of eye charts. Schools in Shoreline will primarily use a SPOT Vision Screener, although traditional eye charts may also be used.
- If you need assistance accessing an eye doctor or glasses, please contact the School Nurse (206-393-4153) or Family Advocate (206-393-1450)
- Hearing screening is provided for all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5, plus any other time a parent or staff member has a concern.
- Initial hearing screening is generally conducted in the fall.
- Shoreline has a district audiologist who conducts the final screening when a student does not pass initial tests. She will contact families directly when she recommends further exam by a hearing professional.
If you have questions or concerns about your student’s vision or hearing, or the screening procedures, please contact the School Nurse (206-393-4153).