Health Screenings

Hearing and vision screenings will be provided as required by state law at the following levels:

  • Hearing screening for all students in grades K, 2, 5, 8;
  • Vision screening for grades K, 2, 5, 8;
  • New students and students referred by parents or school personnel may also be screened.

Exclusions from Screenings: Contact your school nurse or principal regarding excluding your child from any of these screenings.

Kindergarten Physical Exam

California’s Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program requires every child to have a physical examination before entering school in kindergarten. Parents /guardians are required to present a report of examination or a waiver statement to the school within 91 days of entry to first grade.

Students who have not met this requirement by the appropriate date may be excluded from school attendance for up to five days. Parents/guardians needing assistance meeting the requirements can call 619-692-8808. You are encouraged to complete this exam at kindergarten entry to make sure your child is healthy and ready to learn.

CHDP Exam Report (English & Spanish)
CHDP School Entry Check-up Requirement

K-1 Dental Exam (OHA)

Effective January 1, 2007, an Oral Health Assessment (dental examination) by a licensed California dental health pro-fessional is required for children entering public school for the first time (at kinder-garten or first grade). The Oral Health Assessment must be completed and re-turned to the school by May 31 of that first school year. Assessments done 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. Obtain the form from the school or your dental health provider to complete.

Parents/guardians may sign a waiver of this requirement, which is found on the OHA form available at the school. There is no penalty or exclusion if this requirement is not met. The parent/guardian can call (800) 675-2229 for assistance in finding a provider for the Oral Health Assessment.

Oral Health Assessment Report (English & Spanish)
Oral Health Assessment Requirement

Interscholastic Sports Physical Exam

An annual physical examination is required for all secondary students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs.

The coach or school nurse may arrange for health screenings at school. Complete physical exams by a personal physician are recommended.

In addition, the district recommends that new students submit reports of recent physical exams when they enter school. A parent/guardian may file a written, signed statement with the school principal stating that the parent/guardian will not consent to a physical examination of the child.

Health Instruction

Health instruction in areas such as nutrition, dental health, disease process, safe living, vision and hearing, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, community health, physical fit-ness, mental-emotional health, human reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, is part of the school curriculum.

Prior to instruction, parents have opportunities to preview instruction and audio-visual materials dealing with human reproduction and sex education. A student may be excused from health instruction related to human reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases on written request from the parent/guardian.