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.

SCREENINGS SCHEDULED FOR
2022-23

If you have any questions about the screenings please contact our District Nurses at the phone numbers at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

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.


Dental Screenings

Free dental screenings will be offered for students age seven and younger who have not been to a dentist. If you turned in a form to the school saying your child has already been to a dentist, your child will not be screened. This is a one-time screening.
IF YOU WISH TO OPT-OUT OF THE DENTAL SCREENING FOR YOUR CHILD, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE.

This will be a screening only and should not be considered a complete evaluation. No treatment will be given to your child during the dental screening. Our volunteer Dentist/dental professional will look in your child’s mouth and make a note of any cavities or other dental concerns.

We will send the dental screening results home to the parent/guardian in backpack mail in case you need to follow up with your family Dentist. A copy of the screening results will also go into your child’s school file.

Good dental care contributes to the overall health of our students. If you have any questions or concerns about the dental screening, please contact our District Nurses at the numbers at the bottom of this page. Thank you.

Dental Screenings for 2022-23:    

TBD

OUR 2021-2022 DENTAL SCREENINGS WERE COMPLETED MAY 16, 2022.
33 STUDENTS WERE SCREENED AT SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.


Hearing Screenings

Free hearing screenings are available for all first grade students.

This is a one-time screening. The screening is conducted by Portland State University graduate students from the Audiology Department with our Sherwood School District Speech Language Pathologists.
IF YOU WISH TO OPT-OUT OF THE HEARING SCREENING FOR YOUR CHILD, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE.

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.

For those parents/guardians needing financial assistance for hearing issues for their child, please contact the District Nurses at the phone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.

Hearing Screenings for 2022-23:

Friday, February 3 – Archer Glen

Friday, February 10 – Ridges

Friday, February 17 – Hawks View

Friday, February 24 – Middleton


Vision Screenings

Vision Screenings for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Free Vision Screenings are offered at Archer Glen, Hawks View, Middleton and Ridges 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 vision screening please contact your school office.  Thank you.


Screening Dates for the 2022-23 School Year:
Tuesday, February 7 – Hawks View

Tuesday, February 14 – Archer Glen

Tuesday, February 21 – Ridges

Tuesday, February 28 – Middleton


For those parents/guardians needing financial assistance for vision issues for their child, please contact the District Nurses.


Scoliosis/Posture Screenings


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 Youth Heart Screening:

THE PROVIDENCE PLAYSMART HEART SCREENINGS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2022 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BY PROVIDENCE DUE TO COVID ISSUES.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have a heart health concern or are looking for return to play testing, we recommend you speak with your Primary Care Physician.

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Parents will be notified if their child’s screening results warrant follow up with a health care provider.  

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR SHERWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

District Nurse Lisa Church, RN:  503-825-5089

District Nurse Jerilyn Wernet, RN: 503-825-5090

District Nurse Megan Knickerbocker, RN: 503-825-6072