Mandated Screenings

NYS Mandated Hearing and Vision Screening

(This includes all new students, grades K, 1 and 3)

I am currently working on the screenings for 2019-2020 school year.

Please see the information below regarding school screenings. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

If your child does not pass, I will reach out to you via phone call and a letter will also be sent home.  At this time, you would need to contact his or her health care provider for further testing/follow up. Then the school will need documentation of the follow up appt.

Commissioner’s Regulation §136.3(e)(1)(iii) requires hearing screening to be conducted in school if results of a hearing screening are not provided to the school on the student’s health certificate (the physical exam completed by a private healthcare provider) within six months of admission to the school and in grades Pre-K or Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11, and at any other time deemed necessary. The hearing screening shall include, but is not limited to, pure tone screening.

Commissioner’s Regulation §136.3 (e)(1)(ii) requires a vision screening to be conducted in school if the results of a vision screening are not provided to the school on the student’s health certificate (the physical exam completed by a private health care provider) within six months of a student’s admission to the school and in grades Pre-K or Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11, and at any other time deemed necessary. The vision screening shall include but is not limited to, distance acuity, and near vision, except within six months of admission to the school, the student will also be screened for color perception.

Please Note: School vision screenings are not diagnostic and should not state that a student has a vision deficit, but instead should state that findings indicate a possible issue that requires a more thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider.

*If your child has been seen by an eye doctor specialist or a hearing specialist please let me know and send in a copy of your child's records.