Trumbull Schools provide health screenings based on recommendations from the Connecticut State Department of Education. In 2015 the State of Connecticut changed the guidelines for vision, hearing and postural screening intervals. Based on these recommendations Trumbull students are screened for vision, hearing and postural problems in the following manner:
Vision by Snellen Chart or Spot Vision Screener or equivalent - Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
Hearing by Puretone Audiometer - Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
Posture by visual inspection
Female students: 5th & 7th grades
Male students 9th grade
In addition to the scheduled screenings, teachers may identify a student with a suspected problem and ask the nurse to screen or rescreen a student for a potential deficit. If the results of any screening tests indicate further evaluation needed the school will notify the parent/guardian and recommend further medical evaluation of the suspected problem. If the nurse is unable to test a student the parent/guardian will be notified. If a parent/guardian does not want a student to participate in any of the screenings they should notify the school nurse in writing every school year at the beginning of the year. Screenings documented on a Physical Examination form submitted to the school nurse performed during the current school year will be used as the valid screening for that year.