Bethel School District Eugene OR

Shasta Health Room

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Mark Your Calendar for Vision Screening

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Middle School Vision Screening is March 16th

In March, Vision Screenings for grades 6, 7 and 8 will be provided at school. These vision screenings will be coordinated and performed by our local Lions club group along with school nurse, health assistant and volunteers. Please contact your school health assistant if you do not want your child to participate in this vision health screening.

¡La evaluación de visión de la escuela intermedia es el 16 de Marzo!

En marzo, se realizarán evaluaciones de la vista para los grados 6, 7 y 8 en la escuela. Estas pruebas de visión serán coordinadas y realizadas por nuestro grupo local de clubs de Leones junto con la enfermera de la escuela, el asistente de salud y los voluntarios. Comuníquese con su asistente de salud escolar si no desea que su hijo participe en este examen de salud visual.

Cough Drops and Cold Medicine

 

Cough medicine reminder

Parents, please be aware that our school medication policy includes such things as cough drops and cough/cold medicines.

Over the counter (OTC) medications also require a completed medication form and a parent signature with specific dispensing instructions. OTC medication must follow the manufacturer instructions and be in manufacturer packaging.

So, if your child needs a cough drop or cough medicine at school the parent/guardian needs to bring in the OTC medication in the original packaging along with filling out the Medication Authorization form. The student should not bring in a handful of cough drops to give to the health room assistant or keep in their backpack/pocket.

 

Link for Medication Administration Form: AuthorizationforMedicationForm

Hand Washing and Illness Prevention

Students should wash their hands prior to eating at school and also remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

 

These are the simple, everyday, low-tech steps we can take to reduce our chances of exposure to illness and to protect others. These are the same preventive measures for COVID-19, flu, the common cold and other respiratory illnesses:

 

 

* Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve) and then throw the tissue in the trash.

* Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.

* Stay home if you’re sick.

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

* Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.

Hand Washing Helps Prevent Cold and Flu

Effective Hand Washing

  • Use plenty of soap and water
  • Scrub vigorously wrists, tops of hands, between fingers, under and around rings, palms, and fingernails for 30 seconds
  • Rinse well
  • Dry
  • Turn off the faucet with a paper towel so clean hands stay clean

It is the soap and rubbing action that helps dislodge and remove germs. Drying helps remove germs that may be left after rinsing.

It is important to wash hands:

  • Before, during and after preparing food;
  • Before eating;
  • After using the bathroom or assisting another person in the bathroom;
  • After handling animals or animal waste;
  • When hands are dirty;
  • After recess or gym; and
  • After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing. (Yes! Even if you use a tissue!)

 

March Free Friday Dental Days

FREE Dental Care March 6th and 20th

FRIDAY DENTAL DAYS
Throughout the school year, Friday clinics will be scheduled for our student needs. This opportunity is brought to us by
White Bird Dental Clinic and Oregon Community Foundation


All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay.

To take advantage of this convenient and great service, forms are available at each school Health Room and at Bethel Health Center.

Fill out an application and return it to your school office. You will receive a call to schedule the appointment.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the appointment.

If the hygienist noticed possible dental need at a school screening, you will also receive a phone call offering help to get care.

Questions?

Call White Bird Dental and mention the Bethel Friday clinics. 541-344-8302

Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School. The entrance is on the north side of the building. Look for the awning.   1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A

Click on link for application in English: http://www.bethel.k12.or.us/health/files/2019/10/White-Bird-Dental-Consent-English-9-25-19.pdf

Click on link for application in Spanish: http://www.bethel.k12.or.us/health/files/2018/04/Medication-Administration-Form-espanol.pdf

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