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General Screenings/Screening Examinations

General Screening

A child's hearing acuity is screened first in Kindergarten and then in Grades 1, 2, 3, 7 & 11. Visual acuity is screened in every grade. Speech and language skills are screened on a referral basis. Gross motor and fine motor skills, academic skills, and social-emotional skills are assessed by classroom teachers.

Screening Examinations*

  • Body Mass Index - Annual
  • Dental - Original entry, grades 3 & 7
  • Hearing - Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 & special education students
  • Height & Weight - Annual
  • Medical - Original entry, grades 6 & 11
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) - Grades 6 & 7
  • Vision - Annual

* Parents may choose to have their family physician or dentist perform the examinations and provide a report to the school. The examinations may be completed within one year of the beginning of the school year in which the exams are required.