Screening Guidelines | Resources

NOTE: Hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings will be waived for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis,
unless such screening has otherwise been deemed necessary, pursuant to an amendment
to Commissioner’s Regulations section 136.3(e).

Click here for additional resources on the Samples|Forms|Notifications page
under Health  Services forms and Notifications >Screening

 NOTE: Article 19 requires that screenings are completed by licensed health professionals.

Screening and Health Examination Charts Which Provide an Overview of Grade Requirements

NYS & NYC Screening & Health Examination Requirements Chart- Effective 7/1/2018. Dental certificate requests should align with the new health exam grade levels (1/2018) 

NYSED Screening Guidelines and Sample Notifications to Parents and Guardians


Hearing Screening Guidelines - May, 2018 pdf 

Hearing Screening Parent/Guardian Notification Results and Referral Form (5/2018)

Classroom Teacher Observations- Hearing (5/2018)


School Scoliosis Screening Guidelines - May, 2018 pdf 

Scoliosis Screening Parent/Guardian Notification Results and Referral Form (5/2018)


Note: Community Based Organizations such as Lion’s Club may provide assistance in obtaining glasses, however, unless they meet the requirements of having licensed providers complete the screening and test for acuity as detailed in the NYSED 2018 Vision Screening Guidelines schools cannot use the results to meet the school vision screening requirement.

Updated Vision Screening Guidelines - May 2018 pdf 
NYSED Memo which repeals the requirement for Hyperopia for new entrants (9/2/11)

Vision Screening Parent/Guardian Notification Results and Referral Form (5/2018)  
Note: Parents must be notified of both passing and failing vision results. If a student passes it is sufficient to just indicated passed. However, if they fail you should provide the findings so the follow-up provider has a frame of reference. This form allows you to provide that information.

Classroom Teacher Observation - Vision (5/2018)

Page updated 6/22/21