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 2019

    School Screening Date Known Audio  Rescreen Date
    ARECC 11/05/2019 11/06/2019   11/19/2019
    Beebe 10/22/2019   11/05/2019
    Ellsworth 09/10/2019   09/24/2019
    Elmwood 10/28/2019   11/08/2019
    Highlands 10/23/2019   11/06/2019
    Kingsley 10/23/2019   11/06/2019
    Maplebrook 10/08/2019   10/22/2019
    Meadow Glens 11/01/2019   11/15/2019
    Mill Street 10/21/2019   11/04/2019
    Naper 09/16/2019   09/30/2019
    Prairie 10/16/2019   10/30/2019
    Ranch View 10/24/2019   11/07/2019
    River Woods 11/07/2019   11/21/2019
    Scott 10/02/2019   10/16/2019
    Steeple Run 09/19/2019   10/03/2019
    JJHS 09/19/2019   10/03/2019
    KJHS 09/24/2019   10/08/2019
    LJHS 09/17/2019   10/01/2019
    MJHS 09/20/2019   10/04/2019
    WJHS 10/24/2019   11/07/2019
    NNHS 10/29/2019  10/30/2019 11/12/2019
    Connections 09/18/2019   10/02/2019
    Bridge TBD   TBD


  • 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.