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Important Announcement from the School Nurse

Please read the following announcement from the School District Nurse:
Vision and hearing screenings will begin soon for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade as required by state law.
Why is it important to have your child’s vision and hearing screened?
Young children with vision problems do not know the way that they see the world is not the way they should be seeing it. Without early detection and treatment, children’s vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss and learning difficulties.
Hearing is important for speech, language development, reading and learning. A hearing screening can detect if your student needs further hearing testing. Even if your student has passed a hearing screening previously, their hearing can change. Hearing problems can be related to medical problems. Hearing loss is invisible, and your student may appear not to be paying attention.
How will the results be shared?
If your child does not pass the vision screening, the school nurse will send a letter to share the results and may make a recommendation for further evaluation by an eye care specialist. If your child does not pass the hearing screening, a re-screen and/or referral will be made.
If your child passed the vision and/or hearing screening, you may not be contacted. You are welcome to contact the school nurse to learn the screening findings.
Vision and hearing screenings are not a substitute for a complete hearing evaluation or comprehensive eye exam.
If you have any questions about the school vision or hearing screening program, please contact our school nurse, Bridget Lower, at bridget.lower@cardington.k12.oh.us or 419-864-3691 ext 2014