Our Nurses...

     Terry DiMarco, L.P.N.

     GELC Health Aide

     GELC Clinic - (440) 543-2822 ext. 3151

     Mary Monroe, R.N.

     TES Health Aide

     TES Clinic - (440) 543-9380 ext. 3066

     Nancy Paglia, R.N.

     KIS Health Aide

     KIS Clinic - (440) 543-9722 ext. 3076

     Carisa Meyer, R.N.

     KMS Health Aide

     KMS Clinic - (440) 543-8241 ext. 8243

    

     Lisa Persichetti, R.N.

     KHS Health Aide

     KHS Clinic - (440) 543-9821 ext. 3029

Additional Health Resources...
     Kenston Water Quality Information
     Geauga County Health District
     Center for Disease Control

Our Schools...

    Gardiner Early Learning Center

    Timmons Elementary

    Kenston Intermediate

    Kenston Middle School

    Kenston High School

    Alumni Page

    Kenston Home

 

Healthy Choices for Healthy Children

Ohio Senate Bill 210, know as Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act, was signed into law on June 18, 2010.  The law is aimed at reducing childhood obesity by ensuring that students have access to healthy meals and beverages at school and by providing students and parents with information about student health.  As part of the Carol M. White PEP Grant, we have been asked to participate in Body Mass Index (BMI) screening similar to hearing and vision screenings that are currently conducted.  Screenings will be conducted in early November and late May, for students in kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade, seventh grade and ninth grade.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about BMI Screening
 

Should your child stay home?

Please do not send your child to school if they are ill.

Sometimes your child may say they need to attend and the

only way for them to be at school is to medicate them so that their fever, cough, or diarrhea is "hidden" and they can make

it through the day.  These students are not comfortable in

school and they expose their classmates and teachers to

illness.

 

Guidelines for keeping students home from school:

 

     - Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea within the past

       24 hours.

     - Severe persistent coughing or a severe cold.

     - An oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher.  

       Their temperature should remain normal for 24

       hours (without medication) before your child

       returns to school.

     - Undetermined skin rash.

     - Red, watery, burning eyes with either white or

       yellow drainage.

     - All communicable disease conditions including

       head lice, strep throat, chickenpox etc.

     - If your child receives an antibiotic for a 

       communicable disease, they should take the  

       medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

Reporting Student Illness

This school year the Geauga County Health Department

has requested that we assist them in tracking communicable diseases in our county. When you call the school to report your child absent, the school needs the following

information:

 

     - Why your child is absent.

     - What are the symptoms.  Be specific.

          - nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, cough, fever,  

            muscle aches etc.

     - Let the building know if your child was seen by a

       physician.  Please give the doctors' diagnosis.  Was any

       medication prescribed.

 

Please call in high school/middle

school absences by 7:45 a.m.

 

Elementary absences should be

reported by 9 a.m.

 

KHS

Attendance

KMS

KIS

TES

GELC

708-1811

543-8241

543-8722

543-9380

543-2822

 

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Updated:  October 2, 2012