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April 2014

Health Awareness Month


Be Drug Free 

This month’s School Health Programs campaign focuses on being drug free. Schools should emphasize the tobacco and drug free policy and the Tobacco Free School Zone policy (which now includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices). Participate in Red Ribbon Week (October 27-31) where students take a drug and alcohol free pledge and learn about substance use prevention. Read WAD for resources, curriculum, and ideas.

Harvest of the Month is Winter Squash

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Tell Me About AIDS PD - November 13

Elementary school treachers, don't miss this Professional Development opportunity for the mandated and approved HIV/AIDS curriculum, Tell Me About AIDS, on November 13. Please sign up by November 10. See WAD for futher information.

Fall Into Pride - LGBTQ Families Dinner is November 6

The SFUSD Student, Family, and Community Support Department and the Office of School Health Programs invite you to our 4th annual Families Dinner, "Fall Into Pride", Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Aptos Middle School. All SFUSD students and families are welcome to this event! Meet, mingle, and share a meal with our LGBTQ parents, families, and students in a welcoming environment. Please RSVP by October 31. See flyer, registration information, and pictures from past dinners.

Happy Healthy Halloween

Elementary school staff - celebrate Halloween with fun and healthy substitutions for Halloween candy! Read WAD for classroom tips, recipies, posters and handouts.

 

BASIS Intervention Tracker is LIVE

The new student intervention tracker, BASIS (Behavioral, Academic, Social Emotional Supports and Interventions), is designed to enable your school to track and monitor supports and interventions assigned to ensure student success.  All interventions and supports assigned during your school’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Student Success Team (SST) meetings should be entered in the online tracker. BASIS works to keep all critical intervention data in one place for student support service team access. BASIS can help you work more efficiently with email reminders when interventions are due.  By showing you a students’ progress in one click, monitoring of assigned supports and interventions is simplified.  You can connect to the on line tracker at usebasis.com. If you need support, please contact or call 415 242 2615 at School Health Programs.

Prevent Spread of Enterovirus D68 and Flu

Cases of Enterovirus D68 have been reported in San Francisco. As we enter cold and flu season, the single most important prevention strategy for colds, Enterovirus D68, and flu is frequent hand washing. And don’t forget to get a flu shot. Read WAD to learn more including prevention tips.

SFUSD Bed Bug Procedure

Bed bugs can occasionally travel to school from an infested home in backpacks or in student clothing. Learn what should be done if a bed bug is found at a school site. Read WAD with fact sheets and notification letters.

Red Ribbon Week - October 27-31

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week: “DRUG FREE, The Healthy Choice for Me!” October 27-31. The Red Ribbons are worn during Red Ribbon Week each year to demonstrate our unified commitment to a healthy, drug free lifestyle. Read WAD to learn more.

After School Supper Program

We are starting off another year with more schools participating in the After School Supper Program! This program provides students access to nutritious foods. Meals are prepared fresh and offer healthy proteins, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk. Read story.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision and Hearing Screening for school age children is required by state law. Early detection of vision and hearing loss can provide the opportunity to correct the problem earlier, and with less interference to learning. Read WAD with futher informaiton and screening schedules.

Injuries and Acute Health Issues at School

It is essential that school staff respond appropriately to accidents and acute health issues. A decision to call 911 should be based on the immediate need of the student, rather than concern for possible incurred costs. Read WAD.  

Healthy Schools Checklist

The “Healthy Schools Checklist” is a tool to help school staff prepare to respond to illnesses, injuries and health emergencies.  Schools that submit a completed copy of the “Healthy Schools Checklist” will receive a Healthy School Certificate from School Health Programs. Completed checklists must be returned by October 30. Read WAD. 

Tdap (Pertussis/Whooping Cough) Vaccine Requirement

All students entering 7th grade should have proof of a Tdap (Pertussis/Whooping Cough) vaccine for school entry.  Additionally, all 8th – 12th grade students transferring from outside of California who have not been vaccinated or existing students lacking evidence of Tdap must meet the requirement. Read WAD. For more information about the Tdap requirement, please go to www.shotsforschool.org 

Tips for Avoiding the Flu

Flu season is upon us. The San Francisco Department of Public Health reports increased influenza activity locally. The following are effective ways to prevent the spread of influenza:

  • Receive an annual seasonal flu vaccination (6 mos. & older)
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with tissue or sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects with district-approved cleaning agents.

Download WAD with more information for schools including info sheets, FAQs, links to posters, etc.

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