Friday, January 19, 2018

District-wide Vision and Hearing Screenings

The Rochester Public School's Licensed School Nurses will be starting district-wide vision and hearing screenings.  Screenings at Folwell Elementary will be done on Monday, January 22, 2018.


Hearing screenings will be done on:
  • All 1st graders and those students in grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th who do not have a screening on file with Rochester Public Schools or who have failed their previous screening.
  • Kindergarten students will be screened, if they failed their preschool screening.
  • Students may also self-refer or be referred by the parent/guardian, or by staff members to rule out a hearing or vision concern.
Vision screenings will be done on:
  • All 1st and 3rd graders and those students in grades 2nd, 4th and 5th who do not have a screening on file with Rochester Public Schools or who have failed their previous screening.
  • Kindergarten students will be screened, if they failed their preschool screening.
  • Students may also self-refer or be referred by the parent/guardian, or by staff members to rule out a hearing or vision concern.

Vision and hearing are critical to learning and the RPS health staff strongly encourages that students be screened.

If you wish to decline either of the screenings, please contact Nurse Kelly at  keleadens@rochester.k12.mn.us or call your child’s building by Friday, January 19, 2018.  Please indicate your child’s name, grade and teacher, along with which screening you do not want us to do.

If your child is screened, you will only be contacted, if we believe your child may need a professional evaluation.


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