Health screenings are performed in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Education N.J.S.A. 18A: 40-4. They are:
Vision-grades K, 2 and 4
Hearing-grades 1, 2 and 3
Scoliosis-grade 5 (a permission slip will be sent home)
Height, weight, and blood pressure-all grades
We are fortunate to have The Commission for the Blind come to our school to provide vision screenings for Kindergarten students. This year, they will be at our school on November 15th.
The Lion's Club of Toms River will be returning this year to provide vision screenings for 2nd and 4th graders on November 19th and takes place in my office, under my supervision.
*If a student does not pass their hearing or vision screen, they are re-screened in 4 weeks. At that time, if they do not pass the test, a referral letter will be sent home. This is NOT a diagnosis of a hearing or visual impairment, this is a recommendation to have a physician test your child's vision or hearing. Please send the results of testing done by a physician to the nurse's office.*