Pure tone hearing screenings are performed annually for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, third, fifth, ninth and 11th grades. Tympanometry screening, to test for mobility of the eardrum and for the possibility of middle ear problems, is performed in preschool and kindergarten as an optional screening .
Vision screenings are performed annually for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth grades. Students who do not pass the hearing or vision screenings are rescreened. If there is still a question regarding the results, parents are contacted and further testing is recommended.
If a parent wishes to have a child screened in a grade other than those listed, they are encouraged to contact the school nurse in the child's building.
Physical and dental examinations are required annually for every preschool student in Sycamore Community Schools. Examinations are also recommended for kindergarten students and new elementary students who have never had physical and dental exams.