Required Vision Screenings
To help make sure that students can see to read, a new state law requires that kids 7 and under must have their vision tested before registering for school in the fall. Parents may bring documentation to the school when they register.
Only children 7 years and younger or those who are entering public schools for the first time are affected by this new law. If your child has already had an eye exam, parents just need to submit a certification or note from the doctor within 4 months of school starting.
In 2013, the Legislature passed House Bill 3000 which requires education providers to collect "certification"; that students entering the public school system for the first time have received vision screening and/or an eye examination. House Bill 3000 requires public school students seven years of age or younger, or beginning a program with an education provider, to have vision screening or an eye exam. Families must provide schools with documents certifying that the student has received vision screening as well as documentation on any further examinations or necessary treatments needed. The rule further specifies that the certification must be provided within 120 days after the student begins the educational program. Read more from the Oregon Department of Education here.
Please note that students will NOT be kept out of school if they do not have an eye exam.
SPS Health Services Department is partnering again with the Local Lions Club of Springfield and the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation to provide vision exams to all elementary and middle school students. The exams will be held between September 28th and January 31st in 2017-2018. Letters with the results of the screening will be sent home to families. Click here to go to Understanding the Vision Screening Results. The date for each school is listed below.
2017-2018 VISION SCREENING SCHEDULE:
AGNES STEWART September 28
BRIGGS October 5
CENTENNIAL October 26
DOUGLAS GARDENS January 9
GUY LEE November 8
MAPLE January 17
MT VERNON October 18
PAGE November 15
RIDGEVIEW October 19
RIVERBEND October 12
THURSTON ELEMENTARY October 20
THURSTON MIDDLE November 9
TWO RIVERS DOS RIOS January 31
WALTERVILLE November 14
YOLANDA November 7
The following are the overall results of the screenings for 2016-2017:
The following are the overall results of the screenings for 2015-2016: