The Connecticut State Department of Education mandates that screenings be conducted by your child’s school nurse in the following grades:
- Hearing – grades K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
- Vision – grades K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
- Postural (scoliosis) – female students grades 5th and 7th. Male students grade 8th
If a referral is necessary the school nurse will inform the parent/guardian in writing. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to schedule the appropriate referral and to provide follow-up information to the school nurse. If assistance is needed to accomplish this, parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school nurse.
If you do not want your child screened for vision, hearing, or scoliosis, please contact your school nurse.
For more information, please visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s website.