School Health Information for Families
Healthy Students Are Better Learners
Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: higher grades, improved behavior, and more positive attitudes. Routine check-ups, including dental and eye exams, help identify ways for your child to stay healthy, and to find and treat health problems before they affect your child’s ability to learn and achieve in school. Vaccinations (shots) help prevent many diseases and save lives. Keep track of your family’s check-ups and vaccinations to make sure they stay current.
Is your child healthy and ready to learn? Your child’s school needs your help to make sure they have the information they need to meet your child’s health needs. This information is collected at the beginning of each school year through various health forms in the school enrollment packet, including the Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment Form. Make sure to take these forms to your child’s next doctor and dentist appointment.
Here are six easy steps you can take to make sure your child’s school has the information needed to meet your child’s health needs: