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News from the Nurse

Last Updated: 8/28/2019 7:33 PM

School Nurse

School Nurse: Mrs. Amy Carkido


Accidents Happen!

The clinic is in need of gently worn underwear, socks, and pants of all sizes from 5 to 12. Elastic waists work the best, because they can cover a few sizes. Belts are needed also. Not only do we need clothing for the occasional accident, but also for a child who has vomited on themselves, had a case of diarrhea, or found a puddle on the playground.


Future Fitness Club

Akron Children’s Hospital and the YMCA have developed a free Future Fitness Club for medically at-risk children who meet the following criteria:

--Children ages 7-18
--Overweight: BMI at or above the 85th percentile
--Obese: BMI at or above the 95th percentile
--Diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
--Diabetes: A1C > 6.5, fasting plasma glucose level > 126 mg/dL, or oral glucose tolerance test > 200 mg/dL

The Future Fitness Club features fun, non-competitive activities to promote healthy fitness and eating habits and safe, gradual weight loss, including obstacle courses, rope jumping, relays, games, swimming and circuit training.

Acceptance into the Future Fitness Club requires a referral from a physician or the school nurse. Classes are not open to the public.

If your child meets the above criteria and you would like your child to participate in this free program, please contact your physician or school nurse for a referral, a registration form, and/or more information.


Mobile Dentist

Robinwood Lane Elementary School offers a valuable program to our children—the Mobile Dentist.

How important is oral health? Cavities and gum disease have been linked to diabetes, respiratory diseases, and heart disease. There is also evidence that poor oral health has been linked to sleeping problems as well as behavioral and developmental problems in children. Tooth decay prohibits a good night’s sleep. Therefore, a child comes to school tired and unable to focus, because he has mouth pain.

Twice a year a dental team is scheduled to come to our school. The team sets up a mini dental clinic. A licensed dentist and hygienist provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, and sealants (if needed) for all children who return the appropriate form.

With most families having two working parents, it can be difficult to find the time to schedule a dental appointment. The Mobile Dentist program provides service to families who have insurance or who have Care Source. Free service is provided to those who need financial assistance.

You can reduce the risk of dental problems by:

  • Making sure your child brushes his teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Make sure that he brushes his tongue. Bacteria collects in the mouth when you sleep, since you don’t swallow as much.
  • Omit foods that are high in sugar.
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Being proactive with your child’s dental health will help him become a healthy, successful student.

Call the school for more information if you are interested in taking advantage of the service provided by the Mobile Dentist program.


Interesting Information for Parents: Click on the links

Information about Immunizations

--Children's Comprehensive Health Guide

--Vaccine Schedule


--Is It a Cold or the Flu: how to distinguish between a common cold and the flu

--Helping Youth Make Better Food Choices


Under Quick Links on the left, click School Forms to access the following forms/information

--School Asthma Action Plan

--Food Allergy Action Plan

--Bee Sting Allergy Action Plan

--Medication Administration Form: parent authorization

--Authorization for Possession and use of an Epinephrine Autoinjector

--Emergency Medical Authorization form


Healthy Children