Health Services

A Note from School Nurses:

Happy Spring!  Our Fabulous Falcon Family has been  working together to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all!

Information about Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nuisance, but they are not known to cause or spread disease. They are usually active at night when they feed on blood. The bite is initially painless, but it may become swollen and itch, much like a mosquito bite. If you have concerns for you or your child, you should call your physician. We do not send home a child if a bed bug is found on them. We check for bug bites, additional bed bugs, and their school items are placed in double black garbage bags to sit outside until after school.  We also notify parents of the discovery of the bed bug.

The source of bed bugs often cannot be determined, as they may be found in many places, including hotels, airplanes, buses, hospitals, department stores and movie theaters.  Finding a bed bug does not mean that our school buildings or buses are infested. Bed bugs are often unknowingly brought into the school by building occupants and as a result, we may have future sightings.

 

Even though it is unlikely for bed bugs to reproduce and spread in schools, we will continue to work to identify pests, provide thorough inspections of our school buildings and buses and have licensed pest control specialists treat areas as appropriate. If you have experienced them in your home, we strongly recommend that you seek assistance from a qualified pest control.  

 

Some resources about bed bugs:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/index.html

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation?scrlybrkr=ee2d6af7


To prepare for next year, please see the Important Immunizations below to ensure your student is up to date with their required immunizations. We are not requiring students to get vaccinated for COVID-19, however we would like to keep records for our health data if you would like to provide the documentation

Important Immunizations:

 The Class of 2023 Seniors need a MCV4 (Meningococcal) Vaccine. Students going into the 7th grade next year, need a MCV4(Meningococcal) Vaccine and a Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis Vaccine).

All incoming 2022 Kindergarten, Seventh, Seniors and New students need to provide us with up to date written shot records. An immunization Waiver is also available on our school web-site if you choose not to immunize your student. For information on immunizations and the recommended immunizations schedule go to www.CDC.gov.

Please make sure to fill out all pertinent medical information on Final Forms. If your students have specific medical needs and/or requires please contact us prior to the first day of school to discuss their specific situation and arrange to drop off any medications.  We need a written physician’s order for any administration of medication, including over the counter medications. The forms can be located below on this website.   

If you have any medical questions District School Nurse Cindy Stenger can be reached at (937) 289-2109, ext 2404 or ext. 2109. Elementary Nurse Tiffany Penewit can be reached at (937) 289-2515, ext 4404 or ext. 4411. Mariaha Moyer, LPN can be reached at (937) 289-2109. Ext 2403.

The Clinton County Health District is providing back to school immunizations by appointment only. Call the Health District at (937)382-3829 to make an appointment. The Warren County Health District is also providing back to school immunizations by appointment only at (513) 695-1228.

More Information:

Clinton-Massie Local Schools, under the direction of the District School Nurse Cindy Stenger, diligently tries to inform the public about health concerns that affect our children. Proper vaccination is important for our students. Mrs. Stenger wanted to share the following website as a resource for parents and guardians.

Birth-18 Years Immunization Schedule

Drugwatch.com, where our goal is to educate at least one new person a day about the importance of children's health and wellness has recently published a free article covering vaccines and the recommendations each year. We spoke with experts from the AAP and the CDC on the importance of immunizations, recommended shots, and more: https://www.drugwatch.com/vaccines/schedule/

Consumernotice.org also provides information about baby-proofing, food safety basics, toy risks and more. Read their Child Safety Guide at https://www.consumernotice.org/products/child-safety.

Wellness and Nutrition Policy

Clinton-Massie Local School District is committed to promoting and protecting our students’
health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Read our policy here.

Forms

Hand, Foot and Mouth Information

Clinton County Health District Information
Clinton County Health District Shot Clinic Information
Warren County Vaccination Clinic Information

Provider Request for Administration of Medication at School

Clinton Massie Local Schools Health Services Information

Legal Immunization Exempt Letter

Epinephrine Autoinjector or Severe Allergy Administration Form

Food and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Preschool Resources

Permission to Carry and Self-Medicate with Asthma Inhalers, Portable Nebulizers Form


District School Nurse

Read information about the prevention and control of the spread of head lice.

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