Health Focused Services
Carleton School provides free breakfast and lunch for students for meals or milk served under the National School lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
Carleton School promotes a healthy school by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and physical activity as part of the total learning environment. The school supports a healthy environment where children can learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. Improved health optimizes student performance and quality of life!
The school nurse plays an essential role in keeping children healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The school nurse is a member of a unique discipline of professional nursing and is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting. Twenty‐first century school nursing practice is student‐centered, occurring within the context of the student’s family and school community. It is essential that all students have access to a full time school nurse all day, every day (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016).
A student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. Children with unmet health needs have a difficult time engaging in the educational process. The school nurse supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention for actual and potential health problems, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.
Education of school staff by the school nurse is imperative to the successful management of a child with a chronic condition or special healthcare needs. School nurses may need to delegate healthcare tasks to trained, unlicensed personnel in order to support the health and safety needs of students. However, the availability of school nurses to work directly with students to assess symptoms and provide treatment increases students’ time in the classroom and parents’ time at work.
MCBDD Medication Form
The MCBDD Wellness Policy is available to all families and the community by calling 740-992-6681 and requesting a copy.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://ifs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA , its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, the program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program compliant of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Compliant Form (AD-3027) found online at : How to File a Compliant, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the compliant form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by one of the following:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.