Orchard Hills School Health Services
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We have a few students at Orchard Hills that are severely immunocompromised due to medical treatments like chemotherapy. They require our help to keep them safe and healthy. Please report any contagious condition your child is diagnosed with to the school as soon as possible. As always, please do not send children with fevers and rashes of unknown origin to school.
We all need to work as a team to ensure the safety and health of all our students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
The Major focus of the school health services is to identify at-risk students who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or > 85th percentile in 5th graders and presence of acanthosis nigricans among 10th graders. The program goals for the school nurse thus include early identification and referral. The BMI is determined by the student’s height and weight. These measurements will be performed along with the scheduled vision and hearing screening. Based on the identified at-risk students, the school nurse will be providing assistance in accessing medical care, insurance and referrals.
This funding opportunity will assist the TUSD by supporting the children, youth, and families of Irvine by receiving research based information to assist them in making decisions to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is TUSD’s vision to develop these schools as a model for achieving overall health and wellness for TUSD.
We would like to thank the City of Irvine for funding this very important grant, thus allowing TUSD to work at achieving our goal of health and wellness for all our students.