Nurse's Updates

Here are some healthy reminders for your students: 1.  Assure that up-to-date Immunization Records, Physical Exams, Emergency Contact/Authorization to Treat, and Medication Orders for School (see links below) have been delivered to the School Nurse.  For your convenience, Health Care Providers may fax these to our attention. 2.  As a reminder, student...
09/05/2019 At Hatfield Public Schools, we strive to maintain a safe and secure environment for every student and staff member.  Due to an increase in the number of individuals who have life-threatening allergies, we are making you aware that latex balloons may not be brought into the Hatfield Elementary School building at any time.  Updates, if any for Smith Academy, will...
It has been said that when two people are put together, conflict will eventually happen.  While we adults realize that challenges are bound to happen in both personal and work relationships, our children may not understand this....yet.  Any parent with more than one child in the family can attest to the daily challenges involved with helping siblings learn not only how to get along...
In the U.S., disease outbreaks such as measles (rubeola) have recently been in the news.  What exactly is measles?  How do people get it?  What do public health officials mean when they mention "herd immunity"? When our grandparents were young, nearly 4 million people in the U.S. were infected with the measles virus each year.  Of these, nearly...
In a recent blog post, business executive Tom Vander Ark mentions that it has never been easier to apply powerful (computer) tools to address challenges.  He states further that today's students are tomorrow's inventors, engineers, teachers, artists, and leaders (EducationNext, Winter, 2018. Vol. 18.  No. 1).  Amazing technological breakthroughs have certainly...
Because a few new Influenza cases have been reported in school this week, we are sending this reminder about the differences between the "common cold" and the "flu".  The "flu" is a viral infection that usually comes on suddenly with any or all of the following:  fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, chills, fatigue, poor appetite, and sometimes diarrhea and...
February is National Heart Month:  time to launch the Wellness Goals Campaign (ADF-A).  Let's promote health within our families and schools with nutrition, physical activity, and social/emotional choices. Thanks to support from the Hatfield Lions Club, the C&S Wholesale Foundation, and the District Wellness Committee, students, families, and staff are...