• Nurses conduct health screening based on state law and district policy.

    Vision screening

    • Vision screening is provided for all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7, plus other times a parent or staff member has a concern. Schools are required to screen for both near and distance vision concerns.
    • Vision screening is generally conducted in the fall or early winter. If the screening identifies possible concerns, you will be sent a letter recommending your student have a complete exam by an eye professional.
    • Nurses in Shoreline School District primarily use a SPOT Vision Screener to complete screening, although traditional eye charts may also be used.
    • If you need assistance accessing an eye doctor or glasses, please contact the nurse at your student's school.

    Hearing screening

    • Hearing screening is provided for all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7, plus other times a parent or staff member has a concern.
    • Initial hearing screening is generally conducted in the fall or early winter.
    • Shoreline has a district audiologist who conducts the final screening when a nurse identifies a potential concern. The audiologist contacts families directly when she recommends further exam by a hearing professional.