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Heritage Schools Nurse DiAnne Boyd

Contact School Nurse DiAnne Boyd at 896-2421 ext. 21 or e-mail

Medical Requirements for students entering Kindergarten 2017-2018

  • A current physical, including BMI portion of the form filled out.
  • Health History on physical form completed and signed by parent.
  • All required immunizations should be current and in compliance with the state.
  • A copy of, or documentation on the physical regarding the Lead Risk Assessment.
  • A current Dental examination on file (one done within a year)
  • A current Eye examination completed by an Eye Doctor\

Medical Requirements for student entering second grade 2017-2018

  • All second grade students are to provide a current dental exam.

Medical Requirements for students entering sixth grade 2017-2018

  • A current physical
  • Health History on physical form completed and signed by parent.
  • Proof of current T-dap vaccine
  • Proof of two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines
  • Proof of MCV4 vaccine (meningitis vaccine)
  • Current Dental exam

Medical requirements for all freshman students 2017-2018

  • A current physical
  • Proof of two doses Chicken Pox vaccine (Varicella )
  • Proof of current T-dap vaccine

Medical Requirement for Senior students 2017-2018

  • All seniors in high school are to show proof of having the MCV4 ( Meningitis vaccine )
  • If you had one on or after your 16th birthday, then only one is required. If you had one before your 16th birthday, then a second vaccine is required.


 What Early Care and Education Providers and Families

Should Know About Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

cdc

 

The Administration for Children and Families has received questions from Head Start and child care programs about recent news reports of Enterovirus D68 spreading across the country. Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months. Infants and children are more susceptible to infection due to developing immune systems and lack of prior exposure to viruses. Pregnant women also have a greater chance of being infected, but will only develop mild or no symptoms. In fact, most people who acquire enteroviruses do not get sick. However, EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Children with asthma may have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection.

Similar to the common cold, mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. Some individuals may develop heart or brain infections or even become paralyzed.

You can get infected with enteroviruses by having close contact with an infected person who coughs or sneezes. You can also get infected by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Currently, there is no specific treatment, antiviral medications, or vaccines for people with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. For mild respiratory illness, symptoms can be relieved with over-the-counter medications for pain and fever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Aspirin should not be given to children. Individuals with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized.

You can help prevent yourself from getting and spreading EV-D68 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Early care and education providers are encouraged to use the following standards from Caring for Our Children. Please share the information with families to help prevent the spread of the enterovirus, as well as other contagious illnesses.

 

For more information, see www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/EV68/ and https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/health/safety-injury-prevention/hygiene-sanitation/enterovirus.html.

Champaign Public Health District Web Site

Illinois State Board of Education Food Allergy Policy/Plan Notification Required by Law January 1, 2011 here

http://www.choosemyplate.gov

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
  1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
  2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
The Center’s core projects to support its objectives are the following:
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • USDA Food Guidance System (MyPlate, MyPyramid, Food Guide Pyramid)
  • Healthy Eating Index
  • U.S. Food Plans
  • Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply
  • Expenditures on Children by Families