Parent/Students » Health Services » Screenings and Health Programs

Screenings and Health Programs

 

Vision Screenings: Vision screenings are conducted by the Health Services staff for students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. Students who have been prescribed glasses are not screened and will be referred to an eye care specialist. Vision screening does not take the place of a complete eye exam. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends all children receive a complete medical eye exam prior to school enrollment and every 1-2 years after age five.

 

Hearing Screenings: Hearing screenings are conducted through a referral process. Contact the school office to request a consult with the Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

Delta Dental: Delta Dental of Idaho provides a biennial mobile dental clinic for 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th graders. These clinics, performed by professional hygienists, include fluoride varnish and dental sealants. 

 

SWDH Dental Program: A fluoride varnish program is provided for students in Kindergarten. A dental hygienist from the Southwest District Health Department (SWDH) visits elementary schools annually.

 

Growth and Development Class: Students in 5th grade participate in a program on growth and development each year. The program presents information on the phases of maturing in a simple but professional format. A parent preview is offered prior to the presentation. Contact the school nurse for questions regarding this program.
 
vision screening dentistry