School Health Program

 MSAD 75 Coordinated School Health Program
 

 

 

You cannot learn if you are focused on not feeling well.
Mary Booth, District Coordinator
 
A Coordinated School Health Program is a proven, effective approach designed to increase and protect the health of students, staff, and families by maximizing resources and expertise of all stakeholders. This approach highlights prevention via education and collaboration, to support student health and academic success. 
 
Eight interrelated component areas work together to reduce barriers to health and academic learning via policy and environmental supports.
 
·    School Climate
·    School Counseling, Physical & Behavioral Health Services
·    Comprehensive School Health Education
·    Physical Environment
·    Health Promotion & Wellness
·    Physical Education and Physical Activity
·    Youth, Family and Community Involvement
·    School Nutrition Services 

 

    

Announcements
Looking for Registered Nurses to Help Sub
Are you a registered nurse? Do you have some free time during the week when you are available to work? MSAD 75 is looking for substitute nurses. Learn more by calling Karen Kilmer in Human Resources, at 729-9961 x271.
ALLERGY AWARE CLASSROOMS
Teachers of students with allergies will maintain an Allergy Aware Classroom. If parents wish to provide a snack for the whole class, they are encouraged to contact the school nurse for pre-approval of the snack item before the event. This will allow the nurse time to research ingredients and determine whether or not the snack is acceptable for the student(s) with allergies.

To view MSAD 75 allergy management procedures, click on the Allergy Management Folder on this page.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
Any employee of a Maine school system must receive Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training. Please view the training materials and when you are finished, meet with a school counselor for certification approval.
Wellness Tip from Lisa West, Member of the District Health and Wellness Team
 
Are your kids getting tired of the same old boring sandwiches (and parents , are you growing tired of finding uneaten sandwiches in the lunchbox!)? Try these fun ideas and tips to make packed lunches exciting!
Spice up that PB&J by trading out the jelly for sliced apples, pears or bananas. This is a great way to include fruit in the meal while cutting down on the sugar(especially high fructose corn syrup).
Put a sticker on it! A recent study showed that kids will choose fruit over cookies when it has a sticker of a cartoon character on it. Kids notice packaging, so use this to your advantage and put a sticker of their favorite character on a bag of carrots or other healthy food.
Entrovirus 68 - Learn the Facts
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. It can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. The virus likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.
As we enter cold and flu season, it is critical everyone cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Make sure to wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap. And throw away dirty tissues immediately after use.

For more information on the EV-D68, go to: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/documents/EVD68-fact-sheet_final_91814.doc

Links

  • Health Promotion & Wellness
    Resources and information to support healthy living.
    Healthy Maine Partnerships
    Healthy living strategies.
  • Anaphylaxis Response Training
    Information on signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis, and how to respond if faced with an emergency.
  • Asthma Care
    Learn more about asthma and caring for students with asthma
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting health and safety. The CDC's mission is "to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."

  • Diabetes Care
  • Head Injuries
    Learn more about head injuries and how to care for students who have suffered concussions.
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships
    The people dedicated to helping us live longer and healthier lives.
Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) is a new initiative that was established to link aspects of four Bureau of Health programs: Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine (PTM), Maine Cardiovascular Health Program (MCVHP), Community Health Program (CHP), and the Bureau of Health Coordinated School Health Programs (BOH, CSHP), in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health Program (DOE, CSHP).
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP)
    The people dedicated to helping us live longer and healthier lives.
Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) is a new initiative that was established to link aspects of four Bureau of Health programs: Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine (PTM), Maine Cardiovascular Health Program (MCVHP), Community Health Program (CHP), and the Bureau of Health Coordinated School Health Programs (BOH, CSHP), in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health Program (DOE, CSHP).
  • Keeping Maine’s Children Connected
    There are an increasing number of children and youth who are experiencing transitions into or out of their home, school, and community resulting in disruptions in their education. The child-serving state agencies of the Children’s Cabinet are working together to develop an integrated protocol among school, districts, state agencies, correctional facilities, and in-patient psychiatric facilities so youth feel more supported as they live through difficult transitions. It is a collaborative effort among Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Muskie Institute, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.
  • Maine Coordinated School Health Programs
    This site highlights the eight components of Coordinated School Health Programs. It provides resources, data, and links to programs throughout Maine.
  • Maine Nutrition Network
    The MNN is a model collaborative of public and private partners that coordinates, administers, and evaluates nutrition and physical activity initiatives and contributes to policies and environments that improve the health of Maine people.
  • Maine Office of Substance Abuse
    The Maine Office of Substance Abuse provides resources on prevention and treatment, information on programs and services, and more.
  • Maine Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
    The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program is "to prevent violence in and around schools and to strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It requires parental involvement and coordination with related federal, state, and local efforts and resources; and makes federal assistance available to states, local educational agencies, public and private nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education for selected programs, services, and activities."

  • Pertussis ( Whooping Cough)
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students Action Center
    This site provides assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and School Action Grantees. The focus of the project is to enhance the safety of the school environment; to reduce self-reported drug, alcohol, and tobacco product use and abuse; to provide early, effective, and affordable interventions for troubled children; and to foster growth in resiliency and the reduction of risk factors in early childhood through family outreach programs.

  • Seizure Care

 
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