The Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) is a large, non-profit purchaser of health care plans for Vermont’s school employees. This self-funded, fully-insured purchasing trust is managed jointly by the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT) and the Vermont-National Education Association (Vermont-NEA).
Staff Wellness link: https://secure.tomypath.com/vehi
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Notes from the Nurse – Jill Lloyd
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s hard to belief that next week is Thanksgiving! So far the school year has been relatively quiet in regards to illness passing through the school. Let’s hope it continues with the onset of winter… Most of the Upper Valley flu clinics have already occurred, but its not too late to obtain a flu shot as the typical flu season is December through March. Adults can receive flu immunizations at many of the pharmacies without appointment and both children and adults usually can get flu shots with their primary care provider by appointment.
I finished the vision and hearing screenings in kindergarten, first, third and fifth grades. You will be receiving a letter in the mail in the next several days if the screening results indicate your child needs further evaluation of their vision or hearing. If you don’t receive a letter in the mail, you can assume your child passed the vision and hearing screening.
Next Tuesday the 21st, in the afternoon we’ll have our fall health fair. This year Sharon Elementary School is placing a focus on outdoor education. With this in mind, students will visit eight outdoor health related stations covering topics of lightning safety; proper body mechanics while gardening; how to stay warm; survival techniques if lost; building outdoor emergency shelters; hunting season outdoor safety; and bear awareness. Sixth graders will be help to run the stations. Be sure to have your children wear warm outer clothing as we’ll be outside for 2 hours!
Jill Lloyd, FNP
Sharon Elementary Nurse