BACK TO SCHOOL
Back to school time can be a very anxious time for students, especially those transitioning into middle school. Below is an article on Back to School Anxiety and suggestions to help with this.
School guidance counselors are always available to help as is the school nurse. There are many resources we can offer to help your student cope with anxiety. The health room has an "Anxiety Tool Box" which includes teen appropriate coloring pages, journals, stress balls, worry stones, books to borrow, worksheets, suggestions for apps for student's phones to help with anxiety as well as other resources to help with relaxation.
Please contact your student's counselor or the Certified School Nurse if you feel your student is struggling with anxiety and needs assistance.
- All 7th grade students should have received their Meningococcal and Tdap vaccines by September 11, 2018.
- All students must also be fully immunized by September 11, 2018. This includes 4 doses of tetanus, dephtheria, and acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday), 4 doses of polio (4 doses on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose given, 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella, 3 properly spaced doses of hepatitis B, 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity.
- 7th grade students need Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines and 12h grade students need an additional dose of Meningococcal vaccine.
- If your child was missing any immunizations, the Certified School Nurse would have notified you
- Anytime your student receives a vaccine, please send a copy of the updated immunization record from the doctor into the school nurse
- It is a state mandate that all 7th grade students provide a dental exam. This is due by October 15th, 2018. Any exam done after 9/1/17 is valid. Please have your student turn this in directly to the health room.
- Hearing screenings will be done in October for all 7th grade students, new students and special education students.
- All students will have their height and weight done and their BMI calculated in PE classes during the year. This information is available to parents in the Parent Portal.
- Vision screenings will be done on all students starting in January. Students who wear glasses will need to bring them to school for the screening.
- Scoliosis screenings will be done in the fall and spring for 7th grade students only during PE classes. More information to follow.
- In order for your student to be excluded from a state mandated screening, you must send in a note with your signature with this request.
- In order for the nurses to be able to administer medication to your student, you must go on the PARENT PORTAL and fill out the EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORM online. You are also signing for emergency treatment if needed and updating your student's medical information, etc.
- Please remind your student that if they are not feeling well in school, they need to come to the nurse. WE WILL CALL YOU IF THEY WANT TO GO HOME. Please remind them NOT to text you to come and pick you up. To be excused sick from school, they must be evaluated by the nurse.
- Remind your students to dress appropriately for both the weather and for school.
- We are already sending kids home sick. Students need to eat in the morning, wash hands often and should not be sharing drinks in order to remain healthy in school.
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Health office staff:
Lauren Myrtetus M.Ed, RN, CSN
Certified School Nurse
Deneen Dry, LPN (Th,F)
Karen Sammler, RN (M, T, W)