Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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​​Health Services

 

Taos Municipal Schools Wellness Policy

 Note: Taos schools is curently reviewing its wellness policy in the 2017-18 school year. We are soliciting input from commuinity care givers, teachers, parents and all interested parties.

 Please review the attached policy  and forward your comments or suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 575-737-6114 to be a part of this planning  team.

The mission of Health Services is to:

Support and promote the health and well being of students with an emphasis on disease prevention and wellness, reduce absenteeism, increase involvement and an understanding of one’s own health care.

Support parent/guardian involvement and affirm respect for the value.

of individuals and their families in order to reach their full educational potential.

The Taos Municipal Schools Health Centers are available to provide health care and counseling services free of charge to all Students at the Taos Municipal Schools.

Student participation is voluntary.

PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF:

Immunization, surveillance and administration of the Tdap vaccine ( Tetanus, Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis) to students attending the middle and high schools.

Flu vaccine administration to staff and students.

Health Screenings: vision, hearing, heights, weights, ear, nose, throat, dental, heart/lungs and ocular health for students, grades: kindergarten, first, third, eighth, and tenth.

Vision screenings on all students, kindergarten through fifth grades.

Injury and sick care, emergency care, and referrals.

Collaboration with parents and physicians, School Based Health Center and other health care agencies.

Student Assistance Teams health screenings.

IEP participation.

504 participation.

Health Education: individual, class and community presentations.

Development of the health section for the Wellness Policy.

Participation and development of the schools’ safety plan.