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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.


Students must be current with all immunizations required by law, including but not limited to poliomyelitis, measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, and mumps, or have an authorized exemption from state immunization requirements. Kindergarten students must be immunized against Hepatitis B and chicken pox. For the safety of all students, the school principal may remove a student from school or establish a deadline for meeting state requirements if a student does not have the necessary immunizations or authorized exemption. In the event of a chicken pox epidemic, the superintendent may temporarily deny admission to a student otherwise exempted from the chicken pox immunization requirement. 

For the 2017-18 school year, parents of incoming 7th- through 12th-graders must provide documentation of immunization compliance (on physician letterhead and/or with physician signature) to the student’s school of attendance as soon as possible.

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.

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Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program. It is a service package for babies, kids, and young adults younger than age 21 who are enrolled on Ohio Medicaid. The purpose of Healthchek is to discover and treat health problems early. If a potential health problem is found, further diagnosis and treatment are covered by Medicaid. Healthchek covers ten check-ups in the first two years of life and annual check-ups thereafter and offers a comprehensive physical examination. More information

Food Guidelines

FHSD's food guidelines safeguard students from lifethreatening (peanut or other) food-related allergies as well as extreme 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.

Guidelines for Medical and Food-Related Issues
Frequently Asked Questions: Food Allergies and Food Guidelines

School Nurses/Health Aides

Anderson High School: Melissa Brandy, Suzanne Ackel

Turpin High School: Christine Wolfer, Stephanie Banfield

Nagel Middle School: Deborah Sonon

Ayer Elementary: Shelli Muehlenkamp

Maddux Elementary: Laurie Kotha

Mercer Elementary: Ann Wolfe

Sherwood Elementary: Glenda Kelch

Summit Elementary: Dee McGowan

Wilson Elementary: Tina Spurlock



Betsy Ryan
Director, Student Services
7946 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
513-231-3600, ext. 2948