High Ability Program (formerly Gifted/Talented)
Richmond Community Schools will conduct an annual screening test of the
visual acuity of all children enrolled in grades K, 3, 8, and of all other
children suspected of having a visual defect.
- The eye test results of all students checked will be recorded on back
of each student's C-1.
- The eye test form of students that have been referred or borderline
will be filed by the nurse in each C-1. The nurse will be responsible for
follow-ups on these students.
- Medical papers of the referred students will be filed in the student's
- All kindergartener's vision will be checked by an optometrist in the
Early Prevention of School Failure (EPSF) program during the first two
weeks of school.
- The kindergarten vision screening record must be completed for every
- The school must complete date, school, teacher and first two lines
- The school nurse responsibilities are as follows:
- Record, file C-1 and send to parents any necessary communication
- Check all kindergarten students that enroll after EPSF testing.
- The returned vision reports are to be given to the nurse.
- be given to the nurse.
Kindergarten Vision Screening
Vision schedule by the optometrists will be arranged during the summer
and given to building secretaries and nurses at start of school.
Please make sure kindergarten teachers or assistants have the following
kindergarten screening record.
- Each child needs a kindergarten vision screening record.
- Needed: Two (2) aides, a runner, general helper.
- The kindergarten screening record must be given to the building nurse
after screening for follow-up.
- Do not file kindergarten-screening record in students C-1.
The optometrists have arranged their schedules in order to be in the
designated schools on these days. Please be prepared to assist them.