School Health

School Health

Kathy Strasser
School Nurse

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Norwood City Schools Health Services
District Nurse:
Kathy Strasser 924-2882/479-5220
7:30-3:00  Middle School clinic
Health Aides:
High School- Barb Smith 924-2881 (7:30-2:00)
Middle School- Tammy Guy 924-2721 (7:30-3:00)
Norwood View- Kim Giles 924-2614 (8:30-3:00)
Sharpsburg Elementary- Diane Prather 924-2605 (8:30-3:00)
Sharpsburg Primary -Sherry Robbins 924-2653 (8:30-3:00)
Williams Avenue -Diana Rhodes 924-2524 (8:30-3:00)




Dear Parent of Norwood City School student(s),
 
In collaboration with The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center, Norwood Schools will provide an in-school health and nutrition
clinic for the 2013-2014 school year through the Center for Better Health and
Nutrition-AT NO COST TO OUR STUDENTS. This clinic will be located at Norwood
High School and will run on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of
each month from 3-6pm during the school year. The first clinic will begin on
Thursday, November 21st.

Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements are conducted on Norwood students each school year
to determine if each child is at a healthy weight for his/her age. Letters were
sent home in the spring informing parents of their child’s BMI. If your child’s
BMI is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender and
outside of a healthy weight range, they may qualify to participate in the
Center for Better Health and Nutrition, again, at no cost to you.

You may gather more information and enroll your child in the Center for Better
Health and Nutrition by contacting your district nurse at 924-2882. All
appointments will take place in the clinic health office at Norwood High
School. A parent or guardian must be present at all clinic appointments.

You and your child can expect the following at each appointment:
 
Ø Medical Provider will look for underlying causes of weight gain and any obesity related
medical conditions

Ø Registered Dietician will provide nutrition counseling and create an eating plan

Ø Exercise Physiologist will provide information on fitness, movement, and skill
development

Norwood Schools are committed to providing a healthy and active environment for our
students. Should you have any questions regarding this referral or the
in-school clinic, please contact me at 513-924-2882.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kathy Strasser, RN
 
District Nurse for Norwood City Schools

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Section 504 of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ADAAA:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires a public school district to identify each child who has a disability that substantially limits a major life function such as learning, eating, sleeping, etc. If you believe your child’s health condition substantially limits a major life function, he/she may qualify for an evaluation to determine Section 504 eligibility.  Please feel free to contact the Norwood City Schools’ Special Education Coordinator, Joe Miller, at 924-2502 or Norwood City Schools’ district nurse, Kathy Strasser at 924-2882.
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