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Welcome
Welcome to the Nurse's Office. The corporation nurse is Terri Carter, RN, BSN, MA. Mrs. Carter is a graduate of Marion College, Ball State University, and Ivy Tech State College. She is certified in CPR by the American Heart Association.

Amy Atkinson, LPN is the corporation's part-time nurse.  She is a graduate of Ivy Tech State College.

Our goal is to assist you in meeting the health needs of your student!
 
Important Information for Parents and Students!
Mobile Dentist--Smile Program

The Mobile Dentist Smiles Program is coming to NES on Tuesday, April 29.  This program provides preventive services to our participating students, such as dental screenings, cleanings, flouride treatments, X-Rays, and sealants.  Students will also receive a FREE toothbrush!

Medicaid and Hoosier Healthwise cover 100% of the cost.  Private dental insurance and private payment is also accepted.

If you would like your NHS student to participate in this screening, please request a permission form or download and complete the one listed below.  Completed permission forms should be returned to me by Friday, March 28, 2014.  I would also like for you to email me permission to transport your student to the NES building on that day.

For questions please call Terri Carter, RN at 765-847-2591. 

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ATTENTION PARENTS OF JUNIORS!!!
Starting August 2014, all seniors will be required to receive an additional dose of the meningitis vaccine BEFORE starting school in the fall.

Please schedule those appointments NOW so that your student will be fully immunized by the first day of school.

I will be sending reminders home as this semester progresses.

Thanks,
Mrs. Carter, RN
Changes in Immunizations Required for Jr-Sr High School
The following additional  immunizations are now required for all students in grades 6-12:
  • Tdap vaccine given on or after 10th birthday
  • 1 dose of Menactra (meningitis vaccine)
  • 2 doses of Varicella vaccine (if no history of chickenpox disease)

Starting in the fall of 2014, it is required that all seniors also get a meningitis booster vaccine.

All immunizations must be up-to-date by the first day of the school year.  Please make appointments early to ensure that your student is fully immunized before school starts in the fall. Students with incomplete immunizations may be subject to exclusion until immunizations are complete.


Immunizations may be given by your healthcare provider.  Please send a copy of your child's immunization record to the school nurse.
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Medication at School

Every attempt should be made to administer all medication at home. In the event medication does need to be given at school, guidelines must be followed. A medication permit (signed according to guildelines) MUST be on file for ANY medication, including but not limited to, inhalers, cough drops, and pain relievers, given OR carried to school.  See "Medication Permit" below.  A new permit is required for each school year.

The nurse does NOT stock any medication for student use, including pain or fever reliever or cough drops. You must send it in the original container, labeled with student's name, to be kept in the nurse's office.

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Emergency Contact Information
Please remember to notify the school with changes in your phone numbers, as well as emergency contact information. In the event of an emergency, we need to be able to contact you as soon as possible. Incorrect numbers can delay this.
April Health News
National Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States- 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.  More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.

As parents, we need to be involved to help prevent drug and alcohol problems in our children.  For tips for prevention, click here.

National STD Awareness Month

By the age 25, half of all youth will have acquired one or more infections. That’s more than 9 million youth with a sexually transmitted infection. 

Young people aged 15-24 represent only a quarter of the sexually active population. Yet they have almost half of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) out there! Let’s take a look at which sexually transmitted infections affect youth most.

  • Young people aged 13-24 represented 14% of persons living with HIV/AIDS in 2006.
  • Young people aged 15-19 account for 40% of chlamydia cases.
  • One in five men and women will become infected with genital herpes by the time they reach adulthood.
  • Males 20-24 have the highest rates of gonorrhea.

Know that many STDs/STIs can be "silent," causing no noticeable symptoms in men or women. Also know that some STD/STIs may not be detectable through testing for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, so talk to your healthcare provider about the appropriate time to get tested.

The best way to prevent obtaining a STD is by practicing abstinence.  For more tips on prevention, click here.  As teens, you should talk to your parent(s) about your questions.  Although the subject may be embarrassing, your parents are your best advocate!
S.T.O.P. (Stop Taking on Pounds)

Reid Hospital offers a weight managemnet program for school-aged children and adolescents.  By learning more about eating right, exercising and choosing healthy liefstyles, children and adolescents can reach their weight management goals.

STOP uses a family approach to weight management.  For 12 weeks, participants ages 7-17 attend weekly sessions with at least one parent or guardian.  With the guidance of these health professionals and the support of a positive environment, your child can become physically and emotionally healthier.

The program has an initial one-time assessment fee.  This charge will be billed to your insurance company or Medicaid.

For more information, call Reid's Diabetes and Nutrition Education at 765-983-3423.

Need Help with Food?

See list of available food pantries in Wayne County.

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When to Keep Your Child Home
Many times it is difficult for parents to decide whether or not their child is sick enough to stay home. For important guidelines, click on link below.
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All Students...Information about Meningitis
Please read the information about meningitis under "Forms and Info"!
Female Students...Information about HPV
Please read the information about HPV (under "Forms and Info") and the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Talk with your parents and your doctor to see if you should receive this vaccine!
Scoliosis Screening
Scoliosis screening is no longer required by the State. Please talk to your doctor or Mrs. Carter if you have concerns about your child.
Vision Screening
Mrs. Carter will conduct vision screening for all 8th grade students.

Contact Me
Terri Carter/Amy Atkinson
847-2595, Ext 824
ext. 119



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