News from the School Nurse
Randall Health Office Reporting Notice:
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed, and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index (BMI). The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts are selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. Cortland City School District has been selected to be part of the survey. We will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our 6th grade students’ weight status groups based on data from their 5th grade physical exams. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.
The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.
If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please contact the school nurse, Julie Neuman, RN, by December 2nd, 2019.
Dental Program to be offered at Randall Middle School!!
Dental cleanings and sealants will be provided right at the school for all students that sign up! Informational packets will be sent home. Call Nurse Neuman with any questions!