• Shoreline School District will complete vision and hearing screening for the following students participating in Hybrid/in-person learning during Spring 2021:

    • Kindergarten students 
    • Elementary students for whom Shoreline School District does not have previous screening results
    • Students that require screening as part of their IEP or 504 plans
    • Students who have signs of possible vision or hearing loss, as reported by parents or staff - please contact the teacher or school nurse if you have concerns about your student

    Safety protocol for vision screening:

    • Shoreline School District uses the SPOT Vision Screener for the majority of vision screening. In certain situations, nurses can make use of Snellen eye charts to screen distance vision, as these do not require close contact between student and nurse. However no near distance vision screening will take place using Snellen eye charts.
    • Screening will take place in as large a space as possible, to encourage adequate ventilation.
    • SPOT Vision screening requires nurse and student to be within about 3 feet of each other, for approximately 30-60 seconds. The student does not touch the equipment.
    • Nurse will wear required PPE, including a KN95 mask and face shield, and will regularly wash or sanitize hands.
    • Students will keep their own mask on during screening procedure
    • Equipment will be sanitized between schools and as needed.
    • Parents will be able to opt their students out of vision screening 

    Safety protocol for hearing screening:

    • Screening will take place in as large a space as possible, to encourage adequate ventilation
    • Nurse will wear required PPE, including a KN95 mask and face shield, and will regularly wash or sanitize their hands
    • Students will keep their own mask on during screening procedure
    • Students will sit as far away from nurse as possible, but nurse and student will be within 1-3 feet of each other for approximately 2-3 minutes. Students will sit facing away from the nurse.
    • Equipment will be sanitized between each student
    • Parents will be able to opt their students out of hearing screening

    ****If you are a parent/guardian of a student listed above as someone we will screen this year, and you do NOT want the nurse to screen your student for vision or hearing, please contact your school nurse or teacher to let them know.****