• Health Examinations:  

     

    Health Screenings:  Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis

    A Parent/Guardian may annually file a written statement with the principal withholding consent to the physical examination screenings of his/her child. (EC 49451). 
     
    Hearing Screening:   Students shall have their hearing  tested by qualified personnel authorized by the district in grades TK, kindergarten, 2, 5, 8, new to California, and teacher referral.   (October-January) (EC 49452, EC 49454)
     
    Vision Screening:  Students shall have their vision  tested by qualified personnel authorized by the district in grades TK, kindergarten, 2, 5, 8, new to California, and teacher referral.  For male students in second grade  their color vision will be tested once.  (October-January) (EC 49452, EC 49454)
     
    Scoliosis Screening:  Each female student in grade 7 and each male student in grade 8 shall be screened for scoliosis.  This screening shall comply with California Department of Education standards and shall be performed by qualified personnel as specified in law (March) (EC 49452.5). 
    'What is Scoliosis:  What to Expect During the Screening'      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRqiyqz7TXU
     
    If you DO NOT WANT your child to receive any or all of the screenings provided free of charge during the school year, please send a signed note to your child's school, addressed to the Health Office.  Please include your child's grade and specific screening (hearing, vision, scoliosis) you do not want.  A "DO NOT SCREEN" note from the parent/guardian is needed each school year. (EC 49451)
     
     
    Required Health Exams

    The district verifies that each students have complied with the legal requirement for a comprehensive health screening (CHDP), an oral health assessment, and/or a sports physical (if participating in organized competitive sports at school).

     
    CHDP:  California law (Health and Safety Code 124085) requires evidence of a comprehensive health screening completed on a form developed by the California Department of Health Services (DHS), 18 months prior to entry into first grade or within 90 days thereafter. For the CHDP form, click here.  Please return the completed form to your child school.
     
    The law allows for the school district to exclude from school, for not more than five school days, any  first grade student who does not present prior of a health screening or a signed waiver (Health and Safety Code 124105).
     
    This health exam may help detect or correct a health condition before it becomes a health problem, thus enhancing your child’s public school experience.
     
     
    Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment:  California law (Education Code Section 49452.8) states your child must have a dental check-up by May 31 of his/her first year in public school.  A California licensed dental professional operating within their scope of practice must perform the check-up and fill out Section 2 of the form. If your child had a dental check-up in the 12 months before he/she starts school, ask your dentist to fill out Section 2.  If you are unable to get a dental check-up for your child, fill out Section 3.  This form is required to be filled out, please make sure it is completed and returned to your child school.  Dental Oral Health Assessment Form, click here.  Please return completed form to your child's school.
     
    Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, more common than both asthma and obesity, affecting nearly two-thirds of California’s children by the time they reach third grade. Dental decay is easily preventable. However, it is also a progressive infection that does not heal without treatment.   Remember, your child is not healthy and ready for school if he or she has poor dental health.
     
     
    Sports Physicals:  All students who participate as athletes in organized competitive sport shall first undergo a medical examination and submit documentation of medical clearance to the district.  Upon sustaining an injury or serious illness,a student may be required to have another examination before participating further.  This requirement does not apply to participants in occasional play day or field day activities. 

    All applicable forms are to signed and returned by the athlete and the athlete's parent or guardian annually before the athlete's initiating try-out, practice, or competition.  The following are required for participation: 
    Sports Physical Forms, click here / spanish
    Consent and Release of Liability Form, click here / spanish
    Concussion Information and Release Form, click here / spanish
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Parent/Student Information Sheet, click here / spanish
    Athletic Emergency Card, click here    
    Please return all five (5) completed forms to your child's school office or coach. More information here