Universal Screenings for 2019-2020

Screenings scheduled during the remote learning time in the Spring of 2020 due to Covid-19 will be rescheduled in the next school year when back in the building.  Updates on this and the schedule will be provided when available.

Denver Public Schools provides free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all students in identified grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th).

The screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

Your student will receive screenings in the following areas:

Vision, Hearing, and Dental. Resources are available for DPS enrolled students.

YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR SCHOOL NURSE DIRECTLY SHOULD YOU WISH TO REFUSE ANY OF THE FREE SCREENINGS FOR YOUR STUDENT.

The health screening components will be completed at your child’s school on:

Dates: May 6, 7, & 8, 2020

Please contact your school nurse for any questions or concerns about the health screenings.  Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results.

Thank you for your assistance as we work together to educate and support your student!

Sincerely,

School Nurse   Amy Robinson, BSN RN NCSN

School Nurse Direct phone number 720-42-1712

School Nurse E-mail amy_robinson@dpsk12.org

2019-2020

Health Screening Parent Notification – Refusal Info Letter in English

Health Screening Parent Notification – Refusal Info Letter in Spanish