Health Office

Parents, Students & Staff Helpful Information

2013-2014 School Year

Water Intake Year Round is Very Important!
Everyday most of us understand that that staying hydrated is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
But what does water really do for our bodies?*

The importance of water in the body:

  • Moistens tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes and nose
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Protects body temperature
  • Protects body organs and tissues
  • Lubricates joints
  • Helps prevent constipation
  • Lessens the burden on the kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products
  • Helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to the body
  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells**

So, with the warm weather approaching, don’t forget to drink water during the day!
Sources: *National Academy of Science, 2004
**Mayo Clinic

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS WITH YOUR OWN BARE HANDS

Remember! WET-SOAP-SCRUB-RINSE-DRY

Students please bring Medical Notes to Health Office/Nurses during or right after homeroom

  • Any doctors notes
  • Readmission after excused by doctor
  • Absent 3 or more consecutive days or hospitalized (regardless of length of time)

Important for Our Community: Students & Parents

  1. ALL students should be encouraged to eat breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day.
  2. Students will not be excused to go home without a valid reason. Students must be signed out of school by a Parent or Guardian.
  3. Please make all dental and medical appointments before or after school when possible.
  4. Students who become ill during the school day must report to the nurse. The nurses will assess student and call the family from the School Health Office.
  5. If leaving school for a medical appointment the student must come to the Health Office to notify the nurses of what time their Parent/Guardian will pick them up.
  6. Students will not be excused from Physical Education unless they are medically excused with a written statement from a doctor*.
  7. If you were medically excused last year, you must have an updated medical excuse for the current school year.
  8. Medication will not be administered unless there is a written order from the Doctor. The medication forms require a signature from the Doctor and Parents/Guardians. Forms can be obtained from the school.
  9. Any student born on or after January 1, 1997 must receive the mandated immunizations.
  10. Home Instruction: If your child is ill or injured and is expected to be home bound and unable to attend school for more than 2 weeks, your child may be eligible for home instruction. The School Health Office must have a written statement from your child’s doctor indicating diagnosis, expected length/period of disability and the need for home instruction.

For more information click the Nurses Office Information Sheet Link to the left.