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BMI Screening Notice from the School Nurse

May 1, 2016 // Categories: 2015, 2015, Bulletin Board, Health Notifications, News, Tags: , , .

 

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will be doing a mandated BMI Screening for 10th graders during the fourth week of May.   The purpose of this screening is to identify signs of possible weight related issues. A simple height and weight measurement will be taken and recorded.  Complete privacy will be provided.  It is not a diagnostic service but a program to find young people who may need further evaluation.  If you want to know your child’s findings, you can call the Nurse’s office after the screenings are finished.

If you do not wish to have your son/daughter participate, please sign and return the withholding form to the nurse on or before May 9, 2016.

Withholding form: BMI-screening

Measles

Mrs. Ward, the school nurse, would like to warn everyone about measles: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently sent a letter to superintendents with links to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and suggested ways to disseminate the information and to implement best practices in districts with help from local public health authorities. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students manages the Readiness and Emergency Management of Schools Technical Assistance Center, which can help schools address infectious disease.

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/
http://rems.ed.gov/KeepSchoolsSafeFromDiseases.aspx

A Note from the Nurse on Student Absences

Mrs. Ward, the school nurse, would like to remind parents that they must report all student absences directly to the school.

To report a student as being absent, the Attendance Office must be notified at (508) 763-8011 ext. 148 by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Additionally, a note must be provided explaining the absence upon the return of the student.

For more information, please refer to page 20 of the 2014-2015 Student Handbook.

Rochester Flu Shot Clinic on December 4th

There will be a Flu Clinic available for use on Thursday, December 4 from 3-7 p.m. inside the Rochester Council on Aging at 66 Dexter Lane.

Please remember to wear short sleeves and to bring your insurance cards. All are welcome!

For additional information, call the Marion Board of Health at 508-748-3530 or the Rochester Board of Health at 508-763-5421.

Important Information Regarding Flu Shots

Old Colony will not be giving flu shots this year as a result of a decline in interest and response to the clinic.

Flu vaccines have become readily available at Pediatricians’ offices, drug stores, and even supermarkets – often offered free of charge. Several local town Boards of Health are currently offering flu clinics. The school nurse, Mrs. Ward, has volunteered to help with the Rochester Board of Health and will keep everyone apprised of the schedule.

Upcoming Flu Clinics:

10/14 – 3-7pm – Mattapoisett Public Library – (508)758-4100 x218

10/16 – 9am-7pm – Rochester Council on Aging – (508)763-5421

10/23 – 3-6pm – Carver Library – (508)866-3420

10/24 – 1-4pm – Mattapoisett Council on Aging – (508)758-4100 x218

10/28 – 4-7pm – Marion Town Hall – (508)748-3500

10/29 – 3:30-5:30pm – Acushnet Council on Aging – (508)998-0275

BMI Screening Notice from School Nurse.

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will be doing a mandated BMI Screening for 10th graders on the third  week of May.   The purpose of this screening is to identify signs of possible weight related issues. A simple height and weight will be taken and recorded.  Complete privacy will be provided.  It is not a diagnostic service but a program to find young people who may need further evaluation.  If you want to know your child’s findings, you can call the Nurse’s  office after the screenings are finished.

If you do not wish to have your son/daughter participate, download this form, sign and return it to the nurse before June 1, 2014.

Old Colony Hosts a Spring Into Health and Safety Fair

What:

  • A celebration of health & safety for the entire family!
  • The South Coast Health Van will be on site. Health Screenings, Medical Information and Education, Health and Safety Demonstrations and Exhibits for all ages.
  • A fun three hours are planned for the entire family.
  • Face Painting, Tattoos, Games, Clowns, Crafts and Prizes!
  • Every student will receive great new and gently used books.
  • We’ll have a healthy lunch and tasty-treats too!!

Where: The GiftsToGive Mill, 21 Cove StreetElephant, New Bedford

When: Saturday, May 10th 11:00-2:00

Why: To celebrate family health and early literacy!

Mandated BMI Screening for 10th Graders

Old Colony will be conducting the State mandated BMI Screening for 10th graders during the first week of June.   The purpose of this screening is to identify signs of possible weight related issues. A simple height and weight will be taken and recorded.  Complete privacy will be provided.   It is not a diagnostic service but a program to find young people who may need further evaluation.

If a child has unusual findings, the parent/guardian will be notified and asked to take their child to a physician as a precaution.

If a parent/guardian does not wish to have their son/daughter participate,they must download this form, sign it and return it to the  school nurse before June 1, 2013.