School Health Services Updates

Department of Health and Wellness

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Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

Welcome back to the new school year! We have been planning all summer for your safe return! While we are currently providing remote learning, we look forward to the day when we will once again be in person in our schools. The district has put a number of important interventions and strategies into place to make our schools as safe as possible. Everyone of us has an important role to play in supporting a safe, healthy, and trusting return to the classrooms. The information in this newsletter describes some of the things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy and how you can help prepare your child to return to school in person later this fall.


Here are ten things you can to do help prepare your child for return to hybrid and in-person learning. Click on the button below for videos about mask wearing and other resources that will help you prepare.

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FPS Interventions and Strategies for a Safe Return to School

No one strategy alone can limit the spread of COVID-19. So, we are approaching the return of our students with a layered defense where many small interventions and strategies are combined. Those include:


  • Upgrades to air quality and placement of air purifiers in classrooms
  • Wearing of mask/face coverings by everyone in the schools throughout the day
  • Frequent hand washing (or hand sanitizing)
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of schools, and
  • Enforcing physical distancing

Additional steps you can take include:
  • Monitoring your own and your children's symptoms daily and
  • Keep them home if they have symptoms and are not feeling well


You can read about all the strategies the district is taking to keep your children safe on the Return to Learn 2020 page on our website (link below).

Emergency Contact Information

If you have not done so already, please provide your school and your school nurse with four emergency contacts who can pick your child up from school if they become sick during the day.
  • Students will need to be picked up from school within one hour after you are contacted to get them.
  • Please update your emergency contact information as soon as it changes.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

If your child has a special health care need such as asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, seizures, ADHD, is assisted with medical technology, or any other condition requiring special health services in the school , please make an appointment with your school nurse to talk about how your child's needs can be supported.

Resources

Department of Health & Wellness

Judith Styer, BSN, BA, RN, NCSN

Director of Health and Wellness


Stacey Cugini, MS, LCSW, CAGS

Assistant Director of Health and Wellness