Routine health screenings are important to the student’s well-being. The Sherwood School District offers several health screenings to our students. The OAR 581.022.0705 states the school district shall maintain a prevention oriented health service program for all students that include vision, dental and hearing screenings. Check with your child’s school office for specific screening type and dates.
All screenings are free of charge. If you want to opt out of the screening please contact your school main office. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: We regret that due to COVID we have had to cancel certain screenings. If you have any questions about the screenings please contact our District Nurses at the phone numbers at the bottom of this page.
If you have any concerns about your child’s health, please contact your medical provider. If you do not have a medical provider or have financial hardship issues regarding your child’s dental, vision, or hearing health, please contact the District Nurses at the numbers at the bottom of this page.
The following screenings were planned for the 2020-2021 calendar year:
Dental Screenings have been cancelled due to COVID issues.
If you have concerns about your child’s dental health please contact the District Nurses at the phone numbers listed on the bottom of this page.
Dental Screenings for students age seven and younger who have not been seen by a dentist
Dental Screenings for 2020/2021:
Friday, February 5, 2021 The Ridges CANCELLED
Friday, February 19, 2021 Hawks View CANCELLED
Friday, March 5, 2021 Archer Glen and Middleton CANCELLED
Hearing Screenings have been cancelled due to COVID issues.
351 students were screened in the 2019/2020 school year with an overall referral rate of 4%.
Hearing Screenings for 2020/2021:
Friday, April 23, 2021: Archer Glen and Hawks View CANCELLED
Friday, April 30, 2021: Middleton and Ridges CANCELLED
Free Hearing Screenings are conducted by Portland State University Audiology Department graduate students with assistance from Sherwood School District Speech and Language Pathologists. Results from the Hearing Screening will be sent home to the parent/guardian in backpack mail.
A copy of the results will go in the student file.
Please contact the District Nurses if you have any questions about the Hearing Screening. To opt-out of the screening please contact your school office. Thank you.
For those parents/guardians needing financial assistance for hearing issues for their child, please contact the District Nurses.
Vision Screenings have been cancelled due to COVID issues.
If you have concerns about your child’s vision health please contact the District Nurses at the phone numbers listed on the bottom of this page.
Vision Screenings for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Free Vision Screenings are offered at Archer Glen, Edy Ridge, Hawks View and Middleton Elementary Schools each school year through fifth grade. The screenings are conducted by Oregon Lions Club with the help of parent volunteers using the SPOT screening device. The screening is painless and is done from a distance and does not touch your child’s eyes or face. Most children pass the exam and their “passing” results will not be sent home to the parent/guardian unless specifically requested. For those children who receive a “not passing” (“referral”) result, the details of the screening will be sent to parents/guardians in student backpack mail. A copy of the results will go in the student file.
Please contact the District Nurses if you have any questions about the Vision Screening. To opt-out of the screening please contact your school office. Thank you.
Screening Dates for the 2020/2021 School Year:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Hawks View CANCELLED
Thursday, February 11, 2021 The Ridges CANCELLED
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Archer Glen CANCELLED
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Middleton CANCELLED
For those parents/guardians needing financial assistance for vision issues for their child, please contact the District Nurses.
Our District Nurses had been giving free Scoliosis/Posture Screenings to 5th grade students, but after the 2019/2020 school year it was decided that in future we will do the Scoliosis/Posture Screenings in middle school. When those screenings resume we will post the dates on this webpage and will provide the information to the middle school.
PlaySmart Heart Screenings
Providence PlaySmart has cancelled all PlaySmart Heart Screenings at school settings through the end of this school year due to COVID issues. Please read further on how to schedule a PlaySmart screening at a Providence facility:
From January – August, 2021, Providence will continue the PlaySmart screenings for students age 12-18, but only at various Providence facilities, one per month, with 30 people being able to be screened at each session (must preregister).
Youth Heart Screenings include FREE:
· Electrocardiogram (EKG)
· Blood pressure check
· Echocardiogram, if needed
CONTACT Providence to find out when you can schedule a screening: 503-216-0800 or email BASECAMP@PROVIDENCE.ORG
Screenings available at the following locations:
· Basecamp @ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
· Basecamp/Heart Services @ Providence Portland Medical Center
· Other Providence clinic-based locations
PlaySmart Heart Screenings for High School Freshmen (see note regarding other grades)
Free PlaySmart Heart Screenings are conducted by Providence Heart and Vascular Institute and consist of a blood pressure check plus an ECG/EKG. This screening is painless and non-invasive. This is an “opt-in” screening: we will only screen students who have a signed consent form (see below for forms). Students age 18 and older can give their own consent to be screened.
We will be having these PlaySmart screenings in 2020/2021:
Trimester 1: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 CANCELLED
Trimester 2: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 CANCELLED
Trimester 3: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 CANCELLED
Parents will only be notified if their child’s screening results warrant follow up with a health care provider. If you have any questions about health screenings please contact the District Nurses.
District Nurse Lisa Church, RN: 503-825-5089
District Nurse Jerilyn Wernet, RN: 503-825-5090