Welcome to the Oakwood City School District School Health Services website. Oakwood has three full time nurses serving the school district.
As school nurses, we provide first aid, care for chronic health conditions, provide health education, maintain health records and immunization records. We want to provide students and families with a safe and healthy school environment.
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For the latest information from the Oakwood Schools, as well as resources from local, state and national health professionals, you can visit our COVID-19 webpage.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority. In coordination with the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are sharing information from the CDC to make you aware of the current situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
While we hope it will not be needed, Oakwood Schools does have procedures in place as part of the District’s emergency operating plan and general safety plan to handle situations regarding the spread of illness. The District will also follow recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County.
The Ohio Department of Health has created a website with the most up-to-date information regarding prevention, symptoms, testing and investigations in the state. We urge you to visit Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for the latest state-wide information.
If you have additional questions regarding the District’s procedures, please contact your school nurse.
It’s National Heart Month and Oakwood Schools is taking action that could save your life.
District nurses, led by Mary Barnett, begun the process to be certified as Heart Safe Schools after learning about the life-saving process at a conference.
To be a Heart Safe school, there are seven tasks that must be completed, including a cardiac risk assessment being sent to parents at the beginning of each school year, developing care plans for students with heart conditions, creating an emergency medical response plan and organizing a variety of training and awareness events.
“This designation gets the conversation started about cardiac conditions. Often times, families don't think about or even know these conditions exist in their families,” Barnett said.
Barnett believes this designation will prepare District staff to be even more prepared for any type of emergency that may arise with students, parents, staff or community members.
“Our hopes is we can save a life by starting the conversations about cardiac conditions that many people don't know they have until it is too late. We want people to know what some of the signs and symptoms are of these conditions, so people will seek medical attention if they discover they have a family history of these cardiac conditions.”
For information on living a heart healthy life, visit the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/
Ohio requires ALL incoming 7th grade and 12th grade students to receive updated vaccinations.
Please contact your licensed health care provider now to receive the vaccine or see if your student is updated. When your students has received the vaccine, turn in the documentation to the nurse at your student's school.
If the documentation is not received by Sept. 3, 2020, your student will be excluded from school, all school activities and sports per Ohio Revised Code.
Oakwood Schools has developed a multidisciplinary approach to address. food allergies.
If your student will require any prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, vitamins or herbal supplements during school hours you and your licensed health care provider must each complete a Medication Administration Form. These forms are located on our Forms page.
All medications listed above require a licensed health care provider signature and parent signature to be administered at school. All medications/vitamins/herbal supplements MUST be in the original container with the students name and a label that matches the information the licensed health care provider provided on the Medications Administration Form. There are no exceptions. We will not administer any medication without the correct forms on file, and if a student is caught with medication at school they will be given consequences according to school policy.
Please contact your child's school nurse with any questions or concerns.
There are guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Center's for Disease Control and Dayton Children's Medical Center that we follow to try to keep all our student's and staff healthy. Oakwood City Schools guidelines for illness can be found in the Student and Parent Handbook. They are as follows:
1. Fever of 100 degrees or higher the student should remain home. Students should NOT return to school until they have been fever free with no medication for 24 hours.
2. Coughing can be a symptom of illness. If your student coughs often during the night and it interferes with their sleep, also has a fever or has been coughing for several weeks you should contact their licensed health care provider.
3. Vomiting and or diarrhea can also be a symptom of illness. Stomachache, cramping, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, fever, headache and body aches are all symptoms that can accompany vomiting or diarrhea. Your student should remain home and free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
4. Any illness/infection/communicable disease that requires medication treatment the student needs to stay home until they have received appropriate treatment for 24 hours AND are symptom free.
If your student returns to school before the time recommended by the guidelines we will call to have someone pick them up. Again our goal is to provide a healthy and safe school environment for all our students and staff. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.