Hearing & Vision Screening
Hearing and vision screenings are done on all kindergarten students and new to district students within 45 days of enrollment. In addition, all students who receive services through the special education department will have their screenings done yearly prior to their IEP meeting.
All students in PreK, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades are also screened throughout the school year. Parents and teachers can request a screening for any student at any time when a concern arises.
As a rule, vision and hearing screenings for Norterra Canyon students are done in the fall semester. This year due to COVID and virutal learning, most of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th screenings will be done in the spring semester when students come back to campus.
Vision referral letters are sent home if a student has difficulty with any portion of the vision screening.
Students who have difficulty with an initial hearing screening will be tested again in 10-30 days, and if still having problems, will be referred to an audiologist. Parents will be notified with a referral letter sent home. We have a district audiologist that will see students at no cost.