PHES students at field day

Martinsville City Public Schools in accordance with the Code of Virginia and local policy screens all students (through third grade) upon their initial entry into Virginia public schools in the areas of speech/voice/language skills, fine/gross motor functions, and vision and hearing to determine if a referral for an evaluation for special education and related services is indicated. All students in grades KG, 3, 7, and 10 are also screened during the school year in vision and hearing. These screenings will occur prior to the beginning of the school year or within three months of initial enrollment.

Screening will take place during kindergarten registration or as otherwise scheduled according to the above timeline. The school may also elect to use information from your child’s school entrance physical if it contains appropriate screening information. If your child fails a screening, you will be notified of the results and what action the school will take.

All information obtained in screenings will be confidential and maintained as part of the student’s scholastic record.

If you have questions about these procedures, please contact Dr. Cynthia Tarpley, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services at (276)403-5856.