It is important for you to understand that this is a mass screening to detect academically significant vision and hearing problems. Certain visual or hearing issues will not be picked up in a screening program, therefore, it should not be considered a substitute for a professional exam, particularly in students who are experiencing difficulty or who have frequent visual or hearing complaints.
Screening dates will be in October or November each year. Please watch for information being sent home around this time.
Vision screenings are done in grades: K, 1, 3, 5, 7, & 10
Screenings are done using a Sloan standardized chart or a LEA symbol chart. Students with glasses or have any corrective lenses need to wear them for their screening. This helps to avoid any unnecessary referrals for an eye exam.
Color vision screenings will be done for Kindergarten male students.
It may be done on a day your child has a cold or an ear infection. If a problem is detected, your child will be re-screened at school. If any issues are still detected they will be referred to a professional for a more complete evaluation. If your child has any ear issues that are followed up by your doctor, please inform us.
Results of these screenings will be available in the JMC Parent Portal. You will only receive a letter if your child does not pass any portion of the screenings. If you receive a letter, it will be for a referral recommending you take your child to a professional healthcare provider for an evaluation. Please send back the referral form with their findings. Re-screenings will be held within 21 school days after the initial screening.
If you DO NOT want your child to participate in any or all the screenings, please fill out the opt-out form found HERE. Send prior to the screening date with all information completed.