For Your Health

To comply with HIPPA confidentiality regulations, USD 489 will no longer send out ANY classroom notices to parents regarding specific illnesses. We are following the Kansas School Nurse Organization president and professional standards chair recommendation.  If we are beginning to see Strep, Influenza, Lice, etc. in the schools we will send a school wide E-mail notifying parents of an outbreak of illness and provide guidance pertaining to school attendance.  Any specific notification of communicable illnesses will be directed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as listed in state statutes.  Privacy of specific student health information is protected by federal and state law.
USD 489 is committed to keeping parents and staff informed on various health topics.  Head Nurse, Diane Muirhead, frequently provides information to parents and staff on a variety of health and wellness matters.  This segment of For Your Health provides information to staff on viral meningitis.

For Your Health:  Viral Meningitis

For Your Health:   Flu Shots

 
 

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