The School Nurses in Preston Public Schools perform health screenings based on recommendations from the Connecticut State Department of Education and in compliance with the Connecticut State Statutes and Regulations.
Students are screened for vision, hearing and postural problems in the following grades:
- Vision by Snellen Chart or equivalent and Hearing by Puretone Audiometer
- Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
- Postural by visual inspection – students will need to expose their back so please dress accordingly
- Females 5th & 7th grades and Males 8th grade
If the results of the screening tests indicate further evaluation is needed the school will notify the parent/guardian and recommend further medical evaluation.
If a parent/guardian does not want a student to participate in any of the screenings they should notify the school nurse in writing. Screenings that are documented on a Physical Examination form performed during the
current school year and submitted to the school nurse will be considered valid for the screening purposes for that year.