Vision and Hearing Screenings

Students will be screened to identify potential vision or hearing concerns. The screenings are not intended to replace professional examinations.

Students in first grade will have a vision and hearing screening. Students in third and seventh grades will only have a vision screening. Vision and hearing screenings will also be performed on elementary and middle school students new to Rochester Public Schools.

If you wish your child to be excluded from either or both of these screenings, please notify your student’s health office at the beginning of every school year. Vision and/or hearing screenings may also be performed for a student if there is parent or teacher concern.

Parents will be notified through a referral process if the student does not pass either screening.

For more information on vision screenings, please visit the MDH web page on Vision Screenings

For more information on hearing screenings, please visit the MDH web page on Hearing Screenings