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Annual Health Screenings

West Lafayette Elementary School Health Services

Annual Health Screenings

  • Vision screenings: Measurement of Visual Acuity only (Distance and Near) are completed annually for all students in 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th grades or any student with a suspected visual defect can be performed by the school nurse and/or health assistant. A Modified Clinical Technique (MCT) are visual tests performed on all 1st Grade students by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
    • Students who don’t have vision insurance or Medicaid may qualify for a vision voucher. If you need more information please contact the school nurse. 

  • Hearing screenings: Completed annually for all students in 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th grades; a student who has transferred into the school corporation; and a student who is suspected of having hearing defects.

Based on State of Indiana referral recommendations, parents/guardians will be notified by a referral letter if a concern is identified during the screening process. Further medical evaluation will be recommended and should be obtained.

  • Head Lice: Head lice checks are done on an as-needed basis if an infestation is suspected through excessive scratching, or if lice are seen in the hair. 

 Our staff will check students who are symptomatic (excessive scratching or visible nits/lice), and as needed for students undergoing lice treatment.

Students will NOT be sent home for having nits in their hair, but will be sent home for live lice. 

Students sent home with live head lice must be checked by health office personnel before they return to class.

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It is the policy of the West Lafayette School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions and concerns should be directed to the appropriate contact person as indicated on the Rights & Reporting page. For additional assistance, please contact West Lafayette Community School Corporation at 1130 N. Salisbury St. West Lafayette, IN 47906 or call 765-746-1602.