McKinney Vento and Foster Care Liaison
Healthy Habits Start at Home
Healthy Habits Start at Home: Information sheets and activities to help families work together to encourage healthy behaviors that can help kids reduce the risk of developing certain Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and cardiovascular disease by learning about the importance of nutrition and physical fitness. (For kids ages 10-13)
Frequently Asked Questions
- When are physicals required? All newly enrolled students as well as entering Grades K, 4, 7, 10
- If your child plans to participate in after school activities or sports
- When should I keep My child home? Please consider your child’s comfort when sending them to school. Consult your school nurse
The school nurse uses the following guidelines when dismissing students:
- Temperature over 100* within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting, Diarrhea, within the past 12 hours
- Your child is unable to hold down food or liquids
- Rash or any skin condition that is undiagnosed
- Any eye infection needs to be treated for 24 hours prior to returning to school
- Pain should be taken seriously especially in young children. Earaches, toothache and headaches should be evaluated
If you have any questions about any of the above, please call your school nurse and/or check with your pediatrician.
- When should I call the School Nurse?
- Whenever any new medication is prescribed for your child
- In the event of a new medical or mental health diagnosis
- Upon treatment for serious injury, illness or hospitalization
- In follow up to any orthopedic procedures including casts, slings, sprains
- With any concerns regarding your child’s health
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- Safety Sack Keep your children safe & their medication secure
- ChopChopMag ‘The fun cooking magazine for families’
Health Screenings & Class Materials
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- SBIRT : Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
- Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education that Works
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