Postural Screening for Ninth Graders
April 1, 2016
State mandated Postural Screening for ninth graders will be conducted during gym class on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you wish to exclude your son/daughter from this screening please sign and return the screening exclusion form by April 13th.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Parents/guardians are requested to please read this letter from Mrs. Ward, the Old Colony School Nurse. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Ward at 508-763-8011 x 130. Parent_Guardian Letter
Postural screening for ninth graders will be conducted during the first week of April during gym class. If you wish to exclude your son/daughter from this screening please sign and return the form attached here. Postural screening
- 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 Street, New Bedford
When: Saturday, May 10th 11:00-2:00
Why: To celebrate family health and early literacy!
The Old Colony Health Careers Department will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For an appointment please call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
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.