Annual Screenings

Hearing: Hearing screenings are provided to Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, and Grade 6 every year per mandate under the guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health Hearing Conservation Program. All special education students are screened on a yearly basis. The screening we provide is not a test of hearing. If a student does not pass a second screening, their parent/guardian will be notified

Vision: Vision screenings are conducted each year with selected groups of students per Arizona guidelines. Usually grades K,1, 3, and 6 are done each year. Parent/guardian will be notified if the student does not pass the screening.

Head Lice/Nits Information: Lice infestation has nothing to do with socioeconomic status or hygiene standards. Anyone can get head lice. Lice and nits are commonly transmitted in children when they share combs, brushes, hats and coats.

Lice checks are performed on students when a parent or teacher suspects their child/student has lice or if classmates and/or siblings have lice. If a student is found to have live head lice, their parent/guardian will be notified to take their child home. The child must be treated and have most of the nits removed from the hair shafts before returning to school. Students may not return to school until all live lice have been removed. ALP will send home a general letter when lice have been detected in the classroom of your student.

If no live lice are found but nits are found, parents will be advised but the student will not be sent home.

Board Approved July, 2019

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