School Screenings

Body Mass Index (BMI)

District health and/or PE staff members will screen height and weight of kindergarten and 5th grade students.  Results will be sent home with each child.  If you do not wish your child to be screened, you must notify the school health office.  If your child had a physical for this school year, we may use that height and weight data to calculate your child’s BMI.

Dental Screening

St. Luke’s Dental Health Center and HACAP partner to offer dental screenings to all Early Learning Programs, AK, kindergarten, grades 2 and 5, all students in elementary special education and elementary ELL programs, as well as others in selected grades. In addition to dental screenings, fluoride varnish application and dental sealants are offered to children enrolled in qualifying schools.  Children will be bringing home a consent form to be completed by the parent/guardian to approve these dental services. If you do not want your child screened for dental health please notify the health office in writing at the beginning of the year. 

Iowa law requires that any student entering kindergarten and ninth grade provide a valid Iowa Department of Public Health Certificate of Dental. (This form is available from your school nurse, dentist, or on the CRCSD Web site in the Student Services/Health Services section.) The goal of this legislation is for each student to receive the benefit of early and regular dental care including prevention, and to establish a dental home for children who may not have one.  It is also an opportunity to provide outreach to those families who have trouble accessing care.

Hearing Screening

Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA) screens all students in Alternative Kindergarten (AK), kindergarten, and grades 1, 2, and 5. Students in the Early Learning Program with IEP’s will be screened.  Students in grades 3, 4, middle, and high school, who are new to the school that don’t have a documented normal hearing test, and some students with a history of known hearing loss will also be tested.  Follow up testing may occur periodically if previous hearing test results were not within normal limits. Parent/guardians not wishing their child’s hearing tested should notify the health office in writing at the beginning of the year.  Parents/guardians with concerns about their child’s hearing should contact the school nurse.


Social, Emotional, Behavioral Screening:

Social, Emotional, Behavioral (SEB) Screening: Students in grades 3, 5, 7, and High School will be screened to assess social, emotional, and behavioral well-being.  The purpose of the screening is to identify areas where students may need some additional support.  Follow up screening and parent communication may occur if the results indicate the need for further attention.  Parents/guardians not wishing for their child(ren) to be screened should notify the school counseling office in writing or by calling the school directly.  Parents/guardians with concerns about their child’s social, emotional or behavioral well-being should contact the counseling or health office.


Vision Screening:

Effective with the 2015/16 school year, Iowa law requires that any student entering kindergarten and third grade have a vision screening.  To be valid, the vision screening shall be performed no earlier than one year prior to the date of enrollment and no later than six months after the date of the child’s enrollment into both kindergarten and third grade.  The vision screening may be conducted by a physician, optometrist, advanced nurse practitioner, physician assistant, local public health department, public or accredited nonpublic school, community based organization, free clinic, or child care center. An online screening may be conducted by a child’s parent or guardian. A Certificate of Vision Screening Form is available on the district website in the student services/health services section.

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