WELCOME TO THE HEALTH OFFICE !
PARENTS OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014.... The health office will need a copy of current and up to date immunizations (or a conscientious objection) form and early childhood screening BEFORE your child starts Kindergarten in September of 2013.
Please update your student's health information, family and emergency contact information online using Skyward Family Access. Click on the Family Access tab on the top of this page.
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Providing Dental Care on Wheels
For more information on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile-- or to check eligibility or to schedule,
call Ruth at 763-689-4071.
Flu Information & Resources
Access our district's flu information and resource web page for the latest information on the H1N1 Novel Influenza and other influenza-like illnesses.
The school health services is designed to facilitate care to all students; to protect and promote the students optimal health, and to eliminate or minimize the health barriers to enhance learning.
The school nurse acts as a liaison between parents, educational, and medical personnel. The nurse's maintain health records, generate nursing care plans, and participate in collaborating with teachers in regards to students where there are health related issues.
If at any time during the school year changes occur in your child's health status, please notify the school nurse. She can interpret these changes for school personnel and can recommend and help implement any modifications in the school program necessary to meet the needs of your child.
The nurses are available by phone and for conferences by appointment, to address any questions and/or concerns regarding the well-being of your child. Please feel free to contact the nurse at your son's or daughter's school.
At each school the Licensed School Nurses (LSN/RN) assisted by Health Administrative Assistants (HAA) provide the following services to support Cambridge-- Isanti students:
# Assess individual student health and developmental status
# Promote and maintain the health and well-being of all students
# Develop health plans for students with health conditions
# Coordinate prevention and control of communicable disease
# Develop a system of first aid and emergency care
# Participate in health education
# Recommend new and updated health policies
Licensed School Nurse
Health Administrative Assistant
# Provides nursing treatments
# Medication delegation, administration & supervision
# Assess health status and plans for students
# Provides health education
# Provides health consultation to students and staff
# Provides referrals to community resources
# Provides first aid to students and staff
# CPR certified
# Administers medication (under the direction of the LSN/RN)
# Assists with screenings
# Processes immunization records
# Maintains Health Records
HEALTH OFFICE TID BITS
Strep throat is very common among kids and teens. Symptoms of strep throat include fever, stomach pain, and red, swollen tonsils. Not all sore throats are strep throats.
Strep throat usually requires treatment with antibiotics.
Anybody can get strep throat, but it's most common in school-age kids and teens. These infections occur most often during the school year when big groups of kids and teens are in close quarters.
The bacteria that cause strep throat (group A streptococcus) tend to hang out in the nose and throat, so normal activities like sneezing, coughing, or shaking hands can easily spread infection from one person to another.
That's why it's so important to teach kids the importance of hand washing — good hygiene can lessen their chances of getting contagious diseases like strep throat.
Prevent your sick child from spreading strep throat to others in your home, keep his or her eating utensils, dishes, and drinking glasses separate from those that everyone else is using. Wash them in hot, soapy water after each use. Also, make sure your child doesn't share food, drinks, napkins, handkerchiefs, or towels with other family members.
Make sure your child covers his or her mouth and nose during a sneeze or a cough to prevent passing infectious fluid droplets to someone else. Also, throw out your child's toothbrush after the antibiotic treatment has been started and he or she is no longer contagious, and make sure your child uses a new one.