Welcome to the Colony High School. Please feel free to contact me with any pertinent information or any updates to your students' health situations as they arise. This allows me to provide the best possible care for your student here at CHS.
If you are new this year, or just need a reminder, use this link to the form "School Nurses Care for Children": It lets you know what you need to do if you are new, if your student needs to take medication during the school day, and several other situations you and your student may find yourselves in during the course of the year. Here also are links to the required forms if your student will be taking medication at school, if your student has a severe allergy, or if your student has asthma.
Please make sure your student is getting enough rest, drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy, washing their hands, etc... Keep them home if they are running a fever, or feeling achy and unwell. This is a large school with some crowded classrooms, so germs are easily spread.
Most freshman will need their Tdap this year. I will contact you with a reminder as the date approaches. If you have already done this, or as soon as you get this done, make sure I get documentation so I can update their records here. Remember-- it is an Alaska state requirement for all students to be in compliance with the immunization laws to remain in school.
Parents of seniors: I will include an official copy of your student's immunizations in their graduation packet.
I encourage all of you to have your students immunized against meningitis. Contact me if you would like more information about this, or log on to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov .
MSBSD is continuing to make head injury awareness a priority. We are using the ImPact program to monitor our athletes. I have a great deal of information in my office regarding this subject, and the CDC website is a very valuable resource also.
I recently purchased, through a grant from Mat-Su Health Foundation, a set of "Fatal Vision" goggles. These goggles simulate different levels of impairment, and allow the wearer to realize how truly impaired they may be in certain situations. The health classes have been using these, and they are available to any parent group who may want to borrow them. I would love to get this information out to as many people as possible.
I am looking forward to sharing a fantastic year here at CHS.