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 2017

School Screening Date Known Audio Rescreen Date
ARECC 11/1/2017 & 11/2/2017  11/20/2017
Beebe 10/24/2017  11/7/2017
Ellsworth 9/16/2017  10/30/2017
Elmwood 10/20/2017  11/3/2017
Highlands 10/25/2017  11/8/2017
Kingsley 9/21/2017  10/5/2017
Maplebrook 10/11/2017  10/25/2017
Meadow Glens 11/1/2017  11/15/2017
Mill Street 10/23/2017  11/6/2017
Naper 9/1/2017 9/25/2017
Prairie 10/19/2017  11/2/2017
Ranch View 10/26/2017  11/9/2017
River Woods 10/11/2017  10/26/2017
Scott 10/16/2017  10/30/2017
Steeple Run 11/9/2017  11/30/2017
JJHS 10/19/2017  11/2/2017
KJHS 9/28/2017  10/12/2017
LJHS 9/12/2017  9/26/2017
MJHS 9/14/2017 9/28/2017
WJHS 11/3/2017  11/17/2017
NCHS 10/18/2017  10/17/201710/31/2017
NNHS 10/31/2017  10/30/201711/6/2017
Connections 9/20/2017  10/4/2017


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.