Hearing and Vision Screenings

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Hearing and Vision Screenings

Lakota follows the Ohio Department of Health mandated vision and hearing screening schedule:
  • Kindergarten, first grade, third grade and fifth grade are screened for vision and hearing.
  • Seventh grade is screened for vision.
  • Ninth grade is screened for vision and hearing.
  • Eleventh grade is screened for vision and hearing.
  • New students to the district in any grade.
Vision and hearing screenings are done to help facilitate early detection of health impairments. The screenings are not examinations. If a student does not pass the screening, a referral will be sent home with the recommendation that the parent/guardian make an appointment with a medical professional who will examine the child and determine if any treatment is required. If there are concerns regarding a child’s hearing or vision, a screening can be performed if requested by a teacher, parent, or other school personnel.  If a parent/guardian does not want their child's vision and/or hearing screened, please send a note to the building Registered Nurse prior to the screenings.  A waiver must be on file for each year the student is required to be screened.