MSD Celebrates National School Nurse Day

1By Milford School District Nurses

The Nurses of the Milford School District would like to thank the Community, Superintendent Dr.Phyllis Kohel, the School Board and the Administration and Staff and Students and their families of the Milford School District for your continued support as we continue to help ensure our children have a successful, productive and healthy future. Healthier students are better learners and together we can make a difference. The National Theme this year is, The School Nurse: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves. In our role for caring for others, we would like to share a few reminders :

– Spring is in the air; please encourage your child to bring a sweater /jacket to school, for the cooler spring days.

– As the flowers begin to bloom, so does the increase in breathing problems for students with asthma.

– We encourage you to discourage your children from wearing perfumes or colognes to school and also deodorants that have a strong scent. These smells can and do cause students with asthma and also students with a cold to have breathing problems. Asthma triggers are things such as scented products, air fresheners, perfumes, colognes, deodorants and environmental irritants such as tobacco smoke and the ones that we have no control over, such as pollens from the grass and trees and flowers.

– Students that will be in 6th through 12th grade, if you plan to play sports next year, you will need a DIAA sports physical prior to practice, this includes cheerleading. The physical form can be obtained from the DIAA website or the Milford Central Academy Office or the Milford High School Office.

– Students that will be in the 9th grade next school year, 2014-2015, must have a physical on file in the nurse’s office. If your child has not had a physical in the last two years, please check with the school nurse or your physician to see if your child will need a physical, prior to Sept 30, 2014. If your child needs a physical, you will receive a letter from the school nurse.

– Students in the 8th – 12th grade may be members of the Wellness Center at the High School.

– As always, remember to review the school dress code policy before purchasing school clothes.
Have a Healthy and Safe Summer

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