Dental examinations are required upon original entry into school (Kindergarten or first) and in grades three and seven. This requirement may be met by examination from the student’s primary dental provider or school dentist. School dental exams are provided free of charge, but permission is needed in writing. No treatments are done at this exam. It is a visual exam only. Parents/guardians have 60 days from school entry to provide either permission for school exam or private dental report. Private examination reports will be accepted from one year prior to the start of the school year. Failure to comply with either permission for school exam or private exam report may result in school exclusion. Student health records will be reviewed by the school nurse every 30 days. Parents/guardians will be notified of missing documentation and possible exclusion if conditions are not met.
As always, if you need assistance accessing dental care for your student please contact either the school nurse or the caseworker for assistance. We do have some limited dental clinic opportunities in the area.