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Health Screenings

Throughout the school year the Speech and Language Therapist, school nurse, health aide or Canton City Department of Health will conduct various health screenings in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health. Please see the schedule of required screenings for students in ACS below:

Vision Screening:

  1. All students in grades: pre-school, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th
  2. All new and transfer students regardless of age entering ACS
  3. All students referred by a teacher or principal
  4. Preschool-age students enrolled in school based programs upon entrance to the Early Learning School
  5. Students whose parents request a vision screening

Hearing Screening Conducted by the Speech and Language Therapist:

  1. All students in grades: kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 9th

The following students are to be screened if they have not been previously screened in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health:

  1. Any student new to the district who have not been tested in the past 12 months
  2. All students referred by a teacher or principal
  3. All students who were referred within the past year with no documented follow-up
  4. All students absent during the scheduled hearing screening
  5. Students whose parents request a hearing screening

Dental Sealant conducted by Canton City Health Department:

  1. Presentations and Dental Sealants are conducted yearly for grades 2nd and 6th
  2. Follow ups are conducted for grades 3rd and 7th

All parents receive a letter of the teeth that received sealant and if any treatment is needed.

The school nurse or health aide may make a referral at any time for students in all grades.