Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan (FLASHP) is Lifting the School Community by partnering withThe Lift Project to provide tools and tips to help you take control of your wellbeing and live a happier life. The Lift Project began October 25th, but registration is open till November 5th. You can register all members of your family under the Clyde-Savannah Community Group. Also, in conjunction with this SOAR will be offering some events in the community to participate in that support the mission behind The Lift Project.For more information click here.
Health and Dental Exam Requirements
New York State law requires a health examination including Body Mass Index and Weight Status Category Information for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade. Note that this is a change from previous years. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. A copy of the health examination must be provided to the school within 30 days from the start of the school year. A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked for at the same time.
During this school year, the following screenings will be required or completed at school:
• Distance and near vision acuity for all newly entering students and students in Pre K, K, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11
• Near vision and color perception screening for all newly entering students
• Hearing screening for all newly entering students and students in Pre-K, K, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11
• Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening for all students in Grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys
A letter will be sent home if there are any findings on the screening done at school that would cause concern or need medical follow-up. Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,Andrea Roelle, RNSchool Nurse, Clyde-Savannah Elementary
Is My Child Too Ill To Attend School?
Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The guidelines shown below may be helpful to you. It will not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention. Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.
Fever - 100 degrees or higher - A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school. The child should be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school.
Sore throat/Colds/Cough - Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance. A persistent, frequent cough and /or constant nasal drainage may affect your child's performance at school, and he/she may be more comfortable at home.
Rash - A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A child that has a rash that is draining, has open areas or is causing the child to itch excessively should not attend school. A rash accompanied with other symptoms such as: a fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting etc. should not attend school.
Vomiting/Diarrhea - A child who has vomited should wait 24 hours and be able to retain solid food before returning to school. A child who is having frequent diarrhea stools should not attend school. If there is cramping/abdominal pain with diarrhea, the student may be more comfortable at home.
Cold Weather Safety
It is a good idea to talk with your children about cold weather safety. Extra care is needed especially in younger children to be sure that frostbite does not occur.
Make sure all children including teenagers have appropriate outerwear every day. Warm jackets, hats, scarves, boots, and an extra pair of gloves in their pockets will protect them during extremely cold temperatures.
Develop an emergency plan and review it with your children in case you are not home either before or after school. If a bus is delayed, they need to know where, when, and how to get help. Tell your child that if you are not home while they are waiting outside for the bus, how long they may wait outside, where to go in the event the bus is delayed, and what the dangers and risks of extreme weather are.
Teach your child about:
- When to ask for help.
- Where to find safe shelter in an emergency.
- Who is the designated adult to go to in your neighborhood?
- How to protect themselves with proper winter clothing.
- The danger signs of frostbite.
Advise your child to seek help if they have:
- Wet clothing boots or gloves, snow or ice next to bare skin which cannot be removed.
- Pain or numbness or burning anywhere on their skin (especially hands, feet, ears, or nose).
- Not to wait longer than five minutes if temperatures have dipped into the teens, especially on a windy day.