Welcome to the 2016-2017 school Year! I absolutely love being the nurse at CMS!
We already have a few illnesses going around, please encourage your students to wash their hands. Students that have a fever, vomiting or have diarrhea should stay home until symptoms resolve.
Every year I preform standard health screens on all new students to district and all 7th graders. The standard health screen includes: height, weight, hearing, vision and blood pressure. I send out referrals if needed to be reassessed by a physician.
In March I plan to start Student Postural Screenings; as early as 5th grade your student could start forming a curvature in their spine. A curve to the spine can worsen as your child continues to grow; we screen at 5th, 6th, and 8th grade to detect signs of spinal curvature at the earliest stages. I will be sending more information home to those 6th and 8th grade parents during or after the Christmas break.
Contact me any time with any questions or concerns.
Office Phone: (907)761-1506
Fax Number: (907)761-1592
Link to Alaska Public Health http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx
Link to Alaska Vaccination Recommendations http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/iz/Documents/factsheet/IZReqFactSheet.pdf