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August 30, 2021

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Welcome to our new School Nurse- Jenny Hinz

Happy New School Year Washington Students and Families.


I wanted to introduce myself. I am happy to be rejoining the Washington school community for the 21/22 school year. This is my tenth year as a school nurse at the MPSD, and my 24th year as a Registered Nurse. I will be at Washington Middle School every Monday and Wednesday morning. But if you need to reach me outside of those hours , please contact me via email or my cell phone at 920-323-7445.


I will be adding updated school nursing news to this communication. There will be information about annual health history, emergency action plans if your child has a chronic health condition, student immunizations, school wide vision screening, on-site school dental care.


Here is to a safe and Healthy Year!

Dental Clinic & Vaccines

Vaccines

Guardians of students in grades 5th, 6th, and 7th grade, have required vaccinations they need. Students entering 6th grade (age 11) are required by law to receive a booster vaccine of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis). Other recommended preteen and teen vaccines include:

  • Meningococcal-protects against the bacteria that causes meningitis

  • HPV-protects against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus

  • Annual flu shot

  • COVID-19 vaccine

Click here for more information.

If you receive information via mail your child is behind in the required vaccinations. Jenny Hinz, Washington School Nurse will be reaching out to each family directly in the next few weeks. Please schedule an appointment to get these required vaccines.


Dental Clinic Opportunity

Lakeshore Community Health Care’s School Dental Program is once again offering their services within Manitowoc County. As we prepare for our upcoming school year I wanted to remind schools once again of what our program is all about. Lakeshore Community Health Care offers dental services to families regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Our services range from oral hygiene instruction, routine exams and cleanings, x-rays, fillings, simple extractions, crowns and baby root canals. Students are seen throughout the school day for an average appointment time of 35min. Our goal is to have each child seen for their cleaning, x-ray and exam. If they are in need of additional treatment, they will be asked to return until treatment is complete or until our scheduled visit has ended. The small inconvenience this creates comes with a great reward. Children are having treatment completed in a week span that would normally take months. Families are also no longer having to take time off of work or pull students out of school for appointments.

LCHC Dental Form https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/535490245.htm

School Safety- Officer Laabs

Hello to all. I am Officer Michael Laabs with the City of Manitowoc Police Department and I am the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Washington. This is my 8 year at Washington Middle School. My role is to give all students the opportunity to become acquainted with police and the law in an informal, non-authoritarian setting. I also assist with safety procedures followed by MPSD. Additionally, I help at the elementary schools and teach DARE to the 5th grade students, give classroom presentations, and generally try to help everyone make safe and responsible decisions. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. My email is laabsm@mpsd.school or call my office at 920-663-9793. Thanks Officer Laabs

Chromebooks

Chromebook will be distributed this week in Core Classes, 8th grade will be receiving them Tuesday, 7th grade Wednesday, and 6th grade Thursday. We will be following up Friday with any students that may have been missed. If a students misses the handout, they can notify their Advisory Teacher when they return to school. A copy of the acceptable use agreement form will be sent home with the students when they receive their computer.

News To Share


  • Open House- We invite all families and students to our Open House this Thursday September 2nd from 4-6pm. This is an opportunity to walk through the building and meet teachers.
  • Friday Folders- Students will receive a blue Friday Folder from school. Their advisory teacher will help students stuff the folders with information from school that needs to be brought home. Friday folders will go home on Friday. Please ask your learner to see their Friday Folder over the weekend. We are asking that students bring their Friday Folders back to advisory on Monday.
  • Masks- Student and staff are required to wear a mask while inside the school building.
  • Cell Phones- If students bring their cell phones to school, our policy is that cell phones need to be kept in student's locker for the duration of the day. If students do not follow this policy they will asked to put their cell phone in their locker or the cell phone will be brought to the office. We are asking loved ones to remind students of this policy.