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Physical Examination Requirements

Apr 29, 2013 Parents of District 186 students, This a reminder that all kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students must show proof of a recent physical exam and provide an updated immunization record prior to entry into school. New legislation also requires that all students in 6th - 12th grade provide proof of having received a Tdap vaccination. READ MORE

Flu Season is Here

Jan 16, 2013 Clean - Wash your hands Cover - Use a tissue or cough into your elbow Contain - Stay home when you are sick What are the symptoms of the flu? Flu symptoms include: • A 100 F or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever) • A cough and/or sore throat • A runny or stuffy nose • Headaches and/or body aches • Chills • Fatigue • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children) Although the term “stomach flu” is sometimes READ MORE

Springfield Collaborative Group

Mar 23, 2012 The Springfield Collaborative for Active Child Health is a community-based organization that promotes prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in Springfield children. The Collaborative is an active group of academic, community, school and government entities, and primary care providers working together to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors through implementation of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, healthcare provider training, and parent/caregiver education... READ MORE

Tdap Vaccine Requirement

Feb 21, 2012 Tdap is a vaccine to protect pre-teens, adolescents, and adults against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tdap is licensed for routine use on or after the 10th birthday. During the 2012-2013 school year, students entering sixth and ninth grades will be required to provide documentation of receipt of one dose of Tdap. Students entering grades 6 & 9 also are required to have school physicals.

CPR Saturdays

Feb 6, 2012 CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and consists of two parts: pushing on the chest (compressions) and giving breaths. An AED is an automated external defibrillator, a machine with a computer in it that can shock the heart into working properly again by quick identification of arryhthmia and defibrillation. When a person in need (non-responsive, not breathing, gasping) is identified , you begin CPR until the AED is available; CPR and AED are partners in treatment. READ MORE
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Vision & Hearing Screenings

Jan 9, 2012 From Barb Germann, Health Services Coordinator: Vision and hearing screenings are completed annually on students in the grade levels listed below. The vision and hearing screening programs are for the purpose of the identification and prevention of vision and hearing impairments in students. Screenings are a limited process and do not diagnose visual or auditory problems, but rather indicate a potential need for further evaluation. READ MORE

Holiday Greetings from the Nurses!

Dec 16, 2011 Listen dear teachers and you shall hear A verse from the nurse now that Christmas is near. Belly aches, head aches, popped wires in braces, Hangnails and chapped lips and pimples on faces. Viruses causing GI distress, Tears and upsets 'cause “My life is a mess! ” Kids with green faces approaching my door, Barely over the threshold ... .all over the floor. READ MORE
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October and Health Prevention

Oct 4, 2011 October is a busy month in the world of health and prevention. We have Walk to School Day on the 5th, World Food Day on the 16th; it is Eye Injury Prevention Month, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, SIDS Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, Red Ribbon Week the "23-31", and many more. The Environmental Protection Agency has tips for Children’s Health Month too. READ MORE
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