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Diabetes Medical Management

 

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Required Immunizations for Childhood Michigan School Settings

 

Required Immunizations for pre-Teens & Teenagers Michigan School Settings

 

Food Allergy Action Plan

 

Asthma Action Plan

 

Bee Sting Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan

 

MRSA Information

 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE
PLANS FOR FAMILIES
The School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan has been striving to make all parents aware of their health insurance options.

 

The #1 reason families do not access health care is because they do not have insurance.

 

The Healthy Michigan Plan is available to anyone below 133% of the federal poverty level. The Health Insurance Marketplace serves those above 133% of the federal poverty level.

 

The following website provides families with help in locating an unbiased Navigator or assister: www.enrollmichigan.com.

 

The websites also have easy-to-understand brochures with more information.


BE A LIFESAVER!
WATCH A CPR/AED VIDEO HERE:
Learn How to Save a Life using an AED and Hands-Only CPR
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American Red Cross of Monroe County

 

 

BPS Resource Officer

Meet the officer at BPS

What is the current National threat level?

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State of Michigan
Attorney General's office

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Health Services

Karen Weis RN, BSN
(734) 850-6034
 
Mindy Klawonn RN, ADN
(734) 850-6034
 
- More info regarding Pertussis - - More info regarding Chickenpox-

Pertussis Guidance Letter 

Questions & Answers

Chickenpox exposure letter

Chickenpox Fact Sheet

 

 

WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY KIDS
HOME FROM SCHOOL?

 
 
ATTENTION
Parent/Guardian of a 6th Grade Student:

Schools in Michigan are required to report the immunization status of all 6th grade students by November 1st of each year. 

All 6th grade students must have documentation from a health professional of the following immunizations:
  •   - Complete series of diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, or Td). Additionally, one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) for children 11 – 18 years of age if it’s been 5 years since the last dose of tetanus.
  •   - Three (3) doses of polio vaccine
  •   - Two (2) doses of measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine after 12 months of age
  •   - Three (3) doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  •   - Two (2) doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine (or approximate date of chickenpox disease)
  •   - One (1) dose of meningococcal vaccine for children 11-18 years of age.

Occasionally, immunization requirements are different between states.  The current requirements are slightly different between Ohio and Michigan.  If your child’s doctor is in Ohio, it will be important to take this letter with you to your child’s next appointment, so your physician can review those differences. The 6th grade immunization assessment will help assure that all school-aged children are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. 

If your child needs immunizations, you should contact your physician or the Monroe County Health Department. 

If you have any questions regarding school immunization requirements, you may call Bedford Public Schools Health Services at: (734) 850-6034, or the Monroe County Health Department at (734) 240-7812.

Thank you for your assistance in providing the school office with updated immunization information.

Sincerely,
Karen Weis, RN, BSN
Mindy Klawonn, RN, ADN
District Nurses
 
 
Head Lice Information

Head lice are a fairly common problem in children. They have nothing to do with personal hygiene, the cleanliness of our homes or with good parenting skills. Head lice don’t discriminate – they like anyone and everyone! Fortunately, they don’t transmit any diseases, but they are a nuisance.

Direct physical, head-to-head contact is the usual method of transmission. Lice do not jump, fly or swim. Mature lice, which are no bigger than a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see. Lice eggs or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp – usually within ¼ inch. They appear as tiny whitish ovals that are “glued” to the hair shaft. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff can. They cannot survive on pets.

Treatment for lice should NOT be given unless you actually have lice present. If you are in doubt as to any symptoms or treatment, please contact your family doctor or the school nurse. Pregnant women or nursing mothers, children 2 years of age and under, and anyone with a pre-existing medical condition such as asthma, epilepsy, or any other chronic condition should consult their doctor before beginning any treatment.

If your child should develop head lice in the future, here a few suggestions: Comb your child’s head DAILY with a lice comb for 2-3 weeks until all the nits are gone. Pesticide sprays to the home are unwarranted and may pose personal and environmental hazards. Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove lice from upholstered furniture, rugs, mattresses, etc. Wash all bedding, clothing and toys in hot water and dry on high heat for 30 minutes.

We would appreciate it if you would call the health room or the district nurses if your child should develop head lice. We can assist you with suggestions for treatment. Please encourage your child not to share or trade personal items such as hats, combs, brushes, headbands, or barrettes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding head lice, please call the district nurses at 850-6034.

Additional information can be found on the Center for Disease Control’s website at: http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/prevent.html.

Karen Weis, RN, BSN
Mindy Klawonn, RN, ADN
District Nurses

 
 
Resources for Parents & Teachers

Dear Parents and Guardians:
The safety of the school environment where your children spend their day is a top priority. In view of heightened security measures throughout our country, we have met with representatives of Monroe County's local school districts, parochial and independent schools, the Monroe County Intermediate School District, community law enforcement agencies, and the Monroe County Emergency Management Division and have made preparations to respond appropriately to an external threat.The federal government has established the Homeland Security Advisory System to oversee procedures that will protect citizens throughout our nation. When our country is under a high alert (orange), we are asked to be alert, but the business of everyday life should continue as usual. In the case of a severe alert (red), we are asked to increase security measures; however, the schools will not close unless directed to do so by the Emergency Management Division. Likewise, if a severe alert is announced during evening hours when school activities are taking place, these activities will not be cancelled unless the Emergency Management Division requires cancellation.If a severe alert is declared, do not panic. Stay as calm as possible.We want to let you know how you can help us in the event of an emergency. Please follow these guidelines:

   1. First, ensure your own safety.
   2. Know that your children are safe and sheltered in place; do not come to school.
   3. Do not call school; this will tie up emergency lines that must remain open.
   4. Listen to the radio or television for current information and instructions. The media, websites and specific hotlines will be activated for communication. If possible, you may wish to log on to your school district's website. www.bedford.k12.mi.us [Safety Info]
   5. If your child's stay at school is extended beyond the regular time, you will receive information about the place and time you can pick up your child.All school districts throughout Monroe County have current and up-to-date safety plans. Your children are surrounded daily by professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping their students; in the event of an emergency, you can count on these caring individuals to keep your children secure.


Our best preparation for any situation is a well-informed community and a coordinated response by local emergency and school officials. We feel that we have taken every opportunity to make these preparations. You can be assured that your children's safety at school is our foremost priority; our schools will continue to be the safe havens they have always been. Thank you for your cooperation as we take these precautionary actions on behalf of our children.

 

Mental Health Awareness

End the Stigma and Be In...Informed-Involved-Inspired.
A couple of websites to help with the"Be Informed" part:
      http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/our-history

      http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/bell

Additional informational resources are available on the following topics:
     Depression- What You Need to Know
     Eating Disorders-About More Than Food
     Generalized Anxiety Disorder-When Worry Gets Out of Control
     Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-When Unwanted Thoughts or Irrestible Actions Take Over
     Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence or Disaster

Contact Community Mental Health at 800-886-7340 if you need additional resources.