Health Screenings

  • Parkway and Special School District nursing staff conduct the following screenings for students. Good vision and hearing promote good learning. 

    VISION SCREENING
    Your child's vision will be screened in grades PK, K, 3, 5, 7, and 10. In addition, all students new to Parkway receive vision screening. These screenings can also be done at parent request or at the request of a child's teacher. Vision screenings are administered by Parkway School Nurses. If a potential concern is discovered, the school nurse will contact the parent to recommend further evaluation.

    HEARING SCREENING
    Your child's hearing will be screened grades PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10. In addition, all students new to Parkway receive a hearing screening. Parents or a child's teacher may also request this service. Hearing screenings are completed by specialists from Special School District. If a potential concern is discovered, the school nurse will contact the parent with recommendations for follow-up evaluation, if needed.

    In addition to the grade level screenings and students new to the district, students with a new IEP or IEP renewal, or any student that appears to be experiencing a problem will be screened in vision and hearing.