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BMI Screening Notice from the School Nurse

(Last Updated 5/13/2015 9:50AM)

The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will be doing a mandated BMI Screening for 10th graders during the fourth week of May.   The purpose of this screening is to identify signs of possible weight related issues. A simple height and weight measurement will be taken and recorded.  Complete privacy will be provided.  It is not a diagnostic service but a program to find young people who may need further evaluation.  If you want to know your child’s findings, you can call the Nurse’s office after the screenings are finished.

If you do not wish to have your son/daughter participate, sign and return the withholding form to the nurse on or before May 18, 2015.

Withholding form: BMI-screening

A Note from the Nurse on Student Absences

Mrs. Ward, the school nurse, would like to remind parents that they must report all student absences directly to the school.

To report a student as being absent, the Attendance Office must be notified at (508) 763-8011 ext. 148 by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Additionally, a note must be provided explaining the absence upon the return of the student.

For more information, please refer to page 20 of the 2014-2015 Student Handbook.

Important Information Regarding Flu Shots

Old Colony will not be giving flu shots this year as a result of a decline in interest and response to the clinic.

Flu vaccines have become readily available at Pediatricians’ offices, drug stores, and even supermarkets – often offered free of charge. Several local town Boards of Health are currently offering flu clinics. The school nurse, Mrs. Ward, has volunteered to help with the Rochester Board of Health and will keep everyone apprised of the schedule.

Upcoming Flu Clinics:

10/14 – 3-7pm – Mattapoisett Public Library – (508)758-4100 x218

10/16 – 9am-7pm – Rochester Council on Aging – (508)763-5421

10/23 – 3-6pm – Carver Library – (508)866-3420

10/24 – 1-4pm – Mattapoisett Council on Aging – (508)758-4100 x218

10/28 – 4-7pm – Marion Town Hall – (508)748-3500

10/29 – 3:30-5:30pm – Acushnet Council on Aging – (508)998-0275