Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision and hearing screenings are provided annually to District 203 students at the State-mandated grade levels, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All students in special education programs, students transferring into the District who have not previously been screened, and students to be tested related to classroom teacher requests are screened during this annual program.
Scheduled intervals for Vision and Hearing screenings are as follows:
Vision screenings
  • Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd and 8th grades
  • Special Education students (includes students in speech)
  • Foster care and transfer students from out of state

Vision and Hearing Screening Dates 2016-2017

School Screening Date Known Audio Rescreen Date
ARECC 11/7/2016 & 11/9/2016  11/30/2016
Beebe 10/24/2016  11/7/2016
Ellsworth 9/19/2016  10/3/2016
Elmwood 10/21/2016  11/4/2016
Highlands 10/25/2016  11/8/2016
Kingsley 10/26/2016  11/9/2016
Maplebrook 10/11/2016  10/25/2016
Meadow Glens 10/19/2016  11/2/2016
Mill Street 10/18/2016  11/1/2016
Naper 10/18/2016 11/1/2016
Prairie 10/20/2016  11/3/2016
Ranch View 10/19/2016  11/2/2016
River Woods 9/14/2016  9/28/2016
Scott 10/26/2016  11/8/2016
Steeple Run 11/3/2016  11/17/2016
JJHS 10/11/2016  10/27/2016
KJHS 9/29/2016  10/13/2016
LJHS 9/13/2016  10/4/2016
MJHS  9/20/2016 10/4/2016
WJHS 11/2/2016  11/16/2016
NCHS 10/4/2016  10/3/201610/20/2016
NNHS 10/27/2016  11/8/201611/10/2016
Connections 9/21/2016  10/5/2016


Hearing screenings
  • Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
  • Special Education students (includes students in speech)
  • Foster Care and transfer students from out of state
  • Students having known or suspected hearing loss
Parents and teachers may request screenings of student related to specific concerns at any time. District 203 nurses and trained health technicians also do vision and hearing screenings throughout the school year as needed.
These screenings generally take place September through November depending upon the school. Please see the District Calendar for month-by-month events including vision and hearing screenings at each school.
If your child is referred to a physician following a screening, forms for completion by the physician can be obtained on the Forms and Resources (link) page.


The school nurse can perform Scoliosis screenings per parent request. If you have concerns regarding your child and a possible postural deformity of the spine (i.e., scoliosis, kyphosis), please contact your child’s assigned school nurse. A list of assigned school nurses and phone numbers is provided on the Health Office Staff by School page.