New students, or students returning to the school division after being away for one school year or longer, will receive speech, voice, language, fine and gross motor, hearing, and vision screenings, as required by grade level, within sixty (60) school days of the student’s enrollment in Frederick County Public Schools.
To comply with mandated screening requirements, students will be screened annually in the following areas:
- Height and weight—grades K, 3, 7, 10
- Vision—grades K, 3, 7, 10
- Hearing—grades K, 3, 7, 10
Frederick County Public Schools will provide educational information on scoliosis to parents of students in grades 5–10 within sixty (60) school days after the opening of school.
Learn more about scoliosis.
Students may be screened at other times at a staff member’s or parent’s request when concerns arise in the classroom. Parents who do not wish to have their child screened must indicate their preference in writing to the school nurse assigned to the building at the beginning of each school year. (Virginia Code §22.1-273)