Hearing and Vision Screenings
Hearing and vision screenings will be provided as required by state law at the following levels:
If you have any questions please contact your district nurse.
Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine with rotation, that is commonly diagnosed around growth spurts just before puberty. Furthermore, scoliosis screening in schools is often a duplication of services performed by a pediatric primary care provider, and no longer screened within the school districts. Families are encouraged to discuss with pediatric primary care providers and request complete scoliosis screening during well-child examinations on a routine basis. If you have any other questions please contact your district nurse.
Student Health Requirements
Kindergarten Physical Exam
California’s Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program requires every child to have a physical examination before entering school in kindergarten. Parents /guardians are required to present a report of examination or a waiver statement to the school within 91 days of entry to first grade.
Students who have not met this requirement by the appropriate date may be excluded from school attendance for up to five days. Parents/guardians needing assistance meeting the requirements can call 661-387-7000. You are encouraged to complete this exam at kindergarten entry to make sure your child is healthy and ready to learn. Forms must be dated by your physician no earlier than March 1st of your students incoming school year.
Oral Health Assessment
Effective January 1, 2007, an Oral Health Assessment (dental examination) by a licensed California dental health professional is required for children entering public school for the first time (at kindergarten or first grade). The Oral Health Assessment must be completed and returned to the school by May 31 of that first school year. Assessments done 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. Obtain the form from the school or your dental health provider to complete.
Parents/guardians may sign a waiver of this requirement, which is found on the OHA form available at the school. There is no penalty or exclusion if this requirement is not met. The parent/guardian can call (661) 387-7000 for assistance in finding a provider for the Oral Health Assessment.