Health is a priority at Westerly Creek, as it can greatly impact a child’s ability to learn. According to the CDE “Screening is intended to facilitate early identification and diagnosis of disease and functional disorders. It is an easy, relatively inexpensive way to identify from a large number of apparently healthy students, those who may be at risk of having a potentially disabling condition.”
All students with the exception of 4th grade will be screened for vision, hearing, and BMI. If your student was absent last week during the screenings, a re-check will be completed January 17th or 18th. If you would not like your child to be screened, you will need to contact the nurse to obtain an exemption.
Student health information, including vision, hearing and BMI results, is completely confidential. Your child will not know their results the day of the screening, rather, you will be receiving the results in the weeks after the process is complete.
If you have questions or concerns about this process, please contact Ann, your nurse at Westerly Creek (720) 424-3164.