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Health Screenings

The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting. One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the state of New York. The purpose of these screenings is to identify students with possible problems which may affect their intellectual, emotional, social, speech and/or language development.  Parents/guardians will be notified by telephone and/or in writing of abnormal screening results.
 
During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school if not done at a well exam. Screenings will also be done on any student on an as needed basis. 

Vision
  • Distance and near acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Color perception screening for all newly entering students.
Hearing
  • Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K or Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.

 
A letter will be sent home if your student needs follow-up with your health care provider. For vision screenings only, parents will be notified of all results.  Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Screening Guidelines Chart
 

  • Vision-per NYS guidelines 
  • Hearing-Lansing Central School District is pleased to have two graduate students from Ithaca College Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department along with their supervisor, performing the hearing screenings. If you prefer to have the school nurse perform your child's hearing screening, please complete the below opt out form.
  • Scoliosis-per NYS guidelines 
  • Health Examination-Please provide the school nurse with copies of your student's well exams
  • Dental Certificates-Please provide the school nurse with a completed dental certificate 
BMI Opt Out Information
As part of a required physical examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.  The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.  Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination.  A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health.  If our school is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups.  Only summary information is sent.  No names and no information about individual students are sent.  However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.
 
The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.
 
If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please complete a BMI Opt Form from below and return if to the school nurse. Thank you. 
BMI Opt out Form