Update from School Nurse
Student Equity and Opportunity
Department of Nursing and Student Health Services
Whole Child Supports
Success in schools, success in life
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 supports to reach academic benchmarks.
Your student will receive screenings in the following areas:
Vision, Hearing, and Dental
YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR SCHOOL NURSE DIRECTLY SHOULD YOU WISH TO REFUSE
ANY OF THE SCREENINGS FOR YOUR STUDENT.
The health screening components will be completed at your child’s school on:
Dates: February 27 – 28, and Recheck February 29
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 will be notified in writing regarding the results.
Thank you for your assistance as we work together to educate and support your student!
School Nurse _Lilly Ng, RN, BSN
School Nurse Direct phone number 720-424-6076
School Nurse E-mail : Puspita_ng@dpsk12.org