Health & Wellness

Health Information

Medical Forms

It is imperative that the academy has current medical information for each student.  An Emergency Medical Authorization MUST be completed for each student annually. Forms are sent home on the first day of school and can be printed from the link below.

Listed below are forms that may be needed for your child to have certain medications at school. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions.

Emergency Medical Authorization
This form is sent home on the first day of school and should be updated at any point during the year when there is a change.

Emergency Medical Authorization
Complete this form if your child requires an inhaler.

Authorization for Student Possession and Use of an Epinephrine Auto-injector
Complete this form if your child requires an epinephrine auto-injector.

Request for the Administration of Medication
Complete this form if your child requires medication during school hours.

Guidelines for When to Keep a Sick Child Home

Parents should keep a child home from school following these health guidelines:

  • If a child has a runny or stuffy nose with flu-like symptoms.
  • Twenty-four (24) hours after a fever breaks.
  • If a child is sick during the night or before school.
  • If strep throat is suspected, the child must have a strep test taken to be sure that strep is not present. The child may come to school when the strep test reads negative.
  • Children having diarrhea.

If a child becomes ill while in school, the parents will be notified.  A child who exhibits the following signs of illness will be isolated from the other children (in the clinic or the office) and must be picked up by the parents:

  • a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (taken by oral methods)
  • skin rash
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting two or more times in the same day
  • evidence of lice infection

If you have concerns about flu, click here to view the Ohio Department of Health Flu website.

The following is a list of the most common communicable diseases and their symptoms:

  • Chicken Pox: Feverishness . . . rash appears in the form of small pimples which, in a day fill up with a clear fluid. Incubation period between 14-21 days
  • Measles (Rubeola): Head cold, feverish, watery eyes, sneezing. Blotchy red rash appears on forehead, face and body. Incubation period between 7 -14 days
  • German Measles (Rubella or Three Day Measles): Mild measles . . . blotchy,
  • Mumps: Fever, swelling on side of face and jaws as glands become swollen and tender. Incubation period between 12-26 days. Isolation period until swelling of glands has disappeared.
  • Scarlet Fever and Streptococcal (sore throat): Fever, headache, sore throat, vomiting. A fine rash appears with scarlet fever. Incubation period between two and five days. Isolation for 48 hours after start of antibiotic treatment. May be readmitted to school upon receipt of a written statement that the child has been treated. The name of the physician should be included.
  • Impetigo: Blister-like lesions which later develop into crusted pus-like sores which are irregular in outline. Incubation period two to five days, occasionally longer. Communicable from onset of symptoms until sores are healed. Child will be excluded from school until adequately treated and sores are no longer draining.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Redness and swelling of the membranes of one or both eyes with burning and itching, sensitivity to light, and a discharge. Immediate medical treatment needed. Exclusion from school until fully recovered. Communicable during the course of the infection until discharge ceases.

 

Wellness Information

The Academy of St. Adalbert is committed to the goal that all students and staff shall possess lifelong knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food and enjoyable physical activity choices through effective use of school and community resources and attentiveness to student and staff needs and interests, taking into consideration differences in culture.

Commitment to Nutrition
  • Administer Child Nutrition Programs by school food service staff members that are properly qualified according to current professional standards.
  • Offer school meal programs using the traditional meal pattern that meet the nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition Programs.
  • Establish food safety as a key component of all school food operations based on Food Code requirements for licensed facilities.
  • Encourage students to make healthy food choices by emphasizing menu options that feature baked items (will limit fried foods), whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, and reduced-fat dairy products.
  • Provide school food service staff routine professional development training opportunities.
  • Follow USDA Child Nutrition Program regulations restricting competitive sales and foods of minimal nutritional value.
  • Encourage school-based organizations to use non-food items and/or healthful foods for contests and fundraising programs.
  • Ensure all foods made available on campus comply with state and local food safety and sanitation regulations. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans and guidelines are implemented as required by Child Nutrition Program regulations regarding school meals.
Commitment to Comprehensive Health Education
  • Provide 1/2 Carnegie unit of comprehensive health education for graduation.
  • Offer comprehensive health education in grades K-8. Include in each grade level, as stated in the Graded Course of Study, the five strands related to real life choices; nutrition, growth and development, disease prevention and control, safety and first aid, and health issues and dangerous substances.
Commitment to Physical Activity
  • Provide physical education opportunities for all students in grades K-8.
  • Offer a planned sequential program of physical education instruction incorporating individual and group activities, which are student centered and taught in a positive environment.
  • Create wider opportunities for students to voluntarily participate in extracurricular physical activity programs.
  • Incorporate physical activity such as stretching before classes and at appropriate intervals during the day.
  • If the schedule allows, provide for physical activity before the lunch period.
  • Promote school-wide challenges in conjunction with charitable events such as a Walk for Diabetes or Hoops for Hearts.
Commitment to Healthy School Environment
  • Provide a clean, safe, enjoyable meal environment for students.
  • Provide positive, motivating messages, both verbal and non-verbal, about healthy lifestyle practices throughout the school setting. All school personnel will help reinforce these positive messages.
  • Promote healthful eating, physical activity, and healthy lifestyles to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community at school events, e.g., school registration, parent-teacher conferences, PTU meetings, open houses, health fairs, book fairs, teacher in-services, sporting and other events.
  • Ensure an adequate time for students to enjoy eating healthy foods with friends. Following the National Association of State Boards of Education recommendations, every effort will be made to provide students with at least 20 minutes after sitting down to eat lunch.
  • Schedule lunchtime as near the middle of the school day as possible, preferably between 11 am and 1 pm.
  • Make efforts to schedule recess for elementary grades before lunch so that children will come to lunch less distracted and ready to eat.
  • Make available drinking fountains or other accessible drinking water so that students have access to water at meals and throughout the day.
  • Refrain from using food as a reward or punishment for student behaviors.
  • Avoid scheduling tutoring, club/organization meetings, and other activities that interfere with appropriate mealtime allotments whenever possible. Activities that are scheduled during mealtimes should be structured to accommodate an appropriate mealtime for students.
  • Annually before the beginning of the school year, review with staff and students the safety and crisis plans of the school.
  • Review emergency procedures with parents.
  • Update parent and faculty handbooks on a regular basis to reflect health and safety concerns.
Commitment to Implementation
  • Conduct a review of the progress toward Health and Wellness Policy goals each year to identify areas for improvement.
  • Review implementation of wellness policy in conjunction with the ongoing OCSAA accreditation process.