Health and Wellness
A student's ability to learn is affected by many factors, including their health. This is particularly true for students with chronic medical conditions. Because it is important for all staff to know how to handle the day-to-day and the emergency management of students who have certain medical conditions, parents are required to share specific information, including information about chronic medical conditions, during student registration; this generates a health plan for the student. Plans can be updated or added anytime as needed, whenever a student's health condition changes.
Parents of new students must provide documentation (from a physician’s office or clinic) of immunization compliance to the student’s school of attendance. Students must be current with all immunizations required by law, including but not limited to poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and chickenpox, or have an exemption from state immunization requirements. There are additional immunization requirements for Tdap and meningitis (MCV4) for students in grades 7-12.
Students who have not provided documentation of required immunizations may not be permitted to attend school until documentation of immunizations has been provided. Any questions about immunizations or exemptions should be directed to the school nurse/health aide.
Any questions about immunizations or exemptions should be directed to the school nurse/health aide (see below).
FHSD's food guidelines safeguard students from life-threatening (peanut or other) food-related allergies as well as other medically related conditions. The guidelines also encompass practices from the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children Act and the development of a District Student Wellness Program, designed to include goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities.
School Nurses and Health Aides
Ayer Elementary: Shelli Muehlenkamp
Maddux Elementary: Laurie Kotha
Mercer Elementary: Ann Wolfe
Sherwood Elementary: Erin Palin
Summit Elementary: Andrea Foster
Wilson Elementary: Tina Spurlock