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Coordinated 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
Files
 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
Materials and link to training video for certification.
 Wellness Policy Revision Work
This folder contains the minutes of the meetings held by the Ad Hoc Wellness Policy Review Team in preparation for documents to be presented to the School Board Policy Committee for final approval.

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