School Health Services

School Health Services Mission Statement

To enhance learning by promoting health and wellness, and by implementing a coordinated health program that addresses the needs of Vinton County Schools students, staff, and the school community.

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Nurses

 

 

Val Rahamut

vrahamut@vinton.k12.oh.us

 

Welcome to a brand new school year and new or remodeled buildings. I am the school nurse at Central Elementary - 596-4386, South Elementary - 384-2731, and West Elementary - 596-5236. I can also be reached through the County Office at 596-5218 Ext. 236. Please feel free to contact me with your referrals or concerns. Have a great year and stay well!

 

Jan Rhea

jrhea_vc@scoca-k12.org

 

I am the school nurse at the Vinton County High School - 596-5218, and the Vinton County Middle School - 596-5243. I can also be reached through the County Office at 596-5218 Ext 241. Have a wonderful and safe year!

 

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Nurse's Schedule

Nurse's Schedule
Val Rahamut, BSN, RN, CSN Jan Rhea, Health Coordinator, SN-C, Med
Rotating Schedule with 2 days a week at each of the three elementary schools

M-F AM at VC Middle School

M-F PM at VC High School

 

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Health Screenings

Vision
      *All Preschoolers
      *Grades: Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9
      *Teacher referrals
      *All new students to the District

Vision testing requirements

Preschool, Kindergarten and First

      *All new students to the District

        Random Dot E Test

Kindergarten
      *Muscle Balance Test
     

Kindergarten or First Grade
      *Color Perception Test (Males Only)

Preschool, Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth, Seventh & Ninth
      *Distance Visual Acuity Test

      *Observation all new students to the District

First Grade
      *Alternate Cover Test

Hearing
      *All Preschoolers
      *Grades: Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, & 9
      *Teacher referrals
      *All new students to the District

Hearing Testing Requirements
      *Screen with a pure tone audiometer at 20 dBHL
      *1000 Hz – Right & Left Ear
      *2000 Hz – Right & Left Ear
      *4000 Hz – Right & Left Ear

Scoliosis
      *All 6th grade students
      *All new 6th grade students to the district
      *Teacher referrals

Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI)
      *All students as required by the State of Ohio Department of Health

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Health Resources
http://www.cdc.gov

This is a wonderful web site for information about diseases, health promotion, safety, and nutrition.

http://www.foodsafety.gov

This web site contains information about preparation and safety of food.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp

This site offers excellent information about prevention and controlling blood pressure.

http://www.strokeassociation.org

This is a wonderful site about warning signs, prevention, and treatment of stroke.

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Web Links
http://www.kidshealth.org/
This site provides information on various health topics such as first aid, safety and illnesses. There are also links for kids and teens.

http://www.aap.org/parents.html
This web site is by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

http://www.connectforkids.org/
This web site gives current news on various topics including dental, environment and multi-cultural awareness.

http://www.medlineplus.gov
This site offers information on drug, medication, health news, and other resources.

http://www.chadd.org
Web-site dedicated for parents with children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

http://www.americanheart.org/
This web sire is sponsored by the American Heart Association, and offers up-to-date education for adults.

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/health.htm
This is a great web site regarding all health-related issues.

http://www.teachersfirst.com
This site has lesson plans K-12.

http://www.theteacherscorner.net
This is a wonderful site for teachers. It features lesson plans, experiments, brain twisters, and many other resources.

http://www.jdf.org
This is a great web site for information about diabetes.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/
A fun site.

http://www.adha.org
This is a great site for dental care. Kids will learn how to keep their teeth healthy and free from cavities.

http://www.safekids.org/
Excellent website geared toward providing a safe environment for our children.

http://www.yellodyno.com
This site is full of information relating to the safety of children.

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/stories/read.php?contentld=3741
Very cute!

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org
Cute kids web-site!

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Immunizations

The Ohio Department of Health regulates the rules governing the immunization of children in Ohio.

Immunizations required by Section 3701.13, and 3313.671,of the Ohio Revised Code and amended effective January 15, 1999:

Requirements are evidence of:
    
     *All Preschool students – hepatitis B (3 in a series)
     *All Preschool students – 1 MMR
     *All Preschool students – 4 DTP/DTaP/DT/TD
     *All Preschool students – 3 Polio
     *All Kindergarten students - hepatitis B (3 in a series)
     *All Kindergarten students - 2 MMR
     *All Kindergarten students – 5 DTP/DTaP/DT/Td if the fourth dose was administered prior to the fourth birthday
     *All Kindergarten students – 4 Polio if the third dose was administered prior to the fourth birthday
     *All KG-2 students -  Varicella (chickenpox) or written evidence from parent/guardian or physician that your child has had natural chicken pox

Pupils who have not been immunized by “a method of immunization approved by the department of health pursuant to Section 3701.13 of the Revised Code,” are to be excluded from school attendance no later than fifteen days after admission.

The Vinton County Board of Education gives students and parents 20 days to comply with the Ohio Immunization Law; therefore, students will be excluded from school beginning October 1, 2008.

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Head Lice  
The Vinton County Local School District has a “nit-free” policy.

WHEN CHECKED
      *Beginning of school
      *After Thanksgiving vacation
      *After Christmas vacation
      *After any four (4) day break

WHEN FOUND
      *Temporarily exclude from school until after the first treatment
      *Treat with RID, Nix, or De-Bug
      *Nits must be removed from hair
      *Treat family members
      *Treatment must be repeated in 7 to 10 days
      *Vacuum carpets, furniture and house daily
      *Wash clothes, hats, scarves, and bedding.

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Communicable Diseases

      *Pink Eye - Exclusion from school for 24 hours after treatment with antiobiotic
      

       For pink eye facts for parents and teachers, please visit the following link.

       http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/conjunctivitis.htm


      *Impetigo - Exclusion from school for 24 hours after treatment has begun and there is no discharge

      *Chicken Pox - Exclusion from school until all lesions are scabbed over and dry (5-7 days)

      *Ringworm - Exclusion from school until treatment has begun, and lesions must be covered on return to school

      *Scabies - Exclusion from school for 24 hours following the initial treatment with appropriate scabicide

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Parent Alert

OHIIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

ALL K-9 STUDENTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS

NEW FOR 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR


All K-9 students must have proof of the following immunizations before October 1, 2008. If proof is not received by this date, students will be excluded from school until compliance is met.

2008-2009:

      *5 DTaP
      *4 Polio
      *Hepatitis B (3 shot series)
      *2 MMR’s

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HB 463 Requirement for Chicken Pox Immunization
 
House Bill 463 requires kindergarten students "during or after the school year beginning in 2006" to provide evidence of having received immunization against chicken pox.
 
If a student has had natural chicken pox, written evidence from parent/guardian or physician may be accepted.
     

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Quick Links

Parent Alert

HB 463 Requirement for Chicken Pox Immunization

Mission Statement

Nurses

Nurse's Schedules

Health Screenings

Resources

Web Links

Immunizations

Head Lice

Communicable Diseases