Vision screenings are required by the IDPH for students in Kindergarten and 3rd Grade. Vision screens will be conducted by Health Services of Lyon County in the fall of each school year for students in Kindergarten, 3rd and 7th grades. Students whose vision screening result is 20/40 or worse will have a letter sent to parents referring them to an eye doctor for a more thorough exam.
Hearing screenings are conducted in the fall by the Northwest AEA. Annual hearing screens are done in the schools for K-5th Grade, 8th Grade, students new to the school district and any student with a known hearing loss. All children (Iowa residents) birth through high school can be tested at any time by calling the NW AEA Hearing Department.