Health News


Welcome to the Griswold Schools' 
Health News.

Here you will find news and informational articles regarding student health issues.

Have A Great Summer Break!!

Reminders for next school year:

·         Kindergarten Students need to be up to date on all Immunizations before starting school in August 2017  

·         7th Grade requires a Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine before the next school year August 2017

·         9th Grade requires a dental screening done by a Dentist or Dental Hygienist. A Dental Screening Certificate Form can be found on the right side of this page.

·         12th Grade requires a Meningococcal Vaccine before next school Year August 2017

o   *Total Doses Required: 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for the student in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccines for the student in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when the student is 16 years of age or older.

·         New Medication sheets need to be filled out every new school year. Any over the counter medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and Prescription medications need to have a parent/guardian signed medication sheet. For Inhalers or Epipens a medication sheet needs to be filled out and a Self-Administered Medication form if the student is going to carry the Inhaler or Epipen with while at school (usually for students in MS & HS). All medication needs to be in the original bottle with original label. Medication sheets can be found on the right side of this page. 

·         Thank You! Any questions you can email School Nurse brush@griswoldschools.org

Check back often as we will post updates regarding any health concerns in our district.

There are some important things that you can do to help stop the spread of germs and diseases.

1.  Wash your hands (I find that 98% of students are not doing this)  Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.

2. Cover your cough (most students, again, are not using proper techniques.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in a trash can. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

3. Stay home when you are ill.  Stay home and rest. You will get well sooner, and will not spread germs to your friends. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent infections in any season, using hand-washing or hand-sanitizing as appropriate. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing.