A family centered approach is important to us. Our health center recognizes the many life changes middle school students and families can encounter. We strive to support physical and mental health while promoting choices that can improve community well being.
Announcements and Updates:
-The FREE 2018 Student Flu Clinic will be held September 26th 2018 during school hours. 9am-2pm. Consent forms have been mailed home. Please return by Sept 21st.
Immunizations - 7th grade students and families. If you have a doctor's appointment this year please check to see if you have had a Tdap vaccine . 1 dose of Tdap vaccine is required for entry into 7th grade. A Tdap vaccine given on or after the 7th birthday meets the Tdap requirement for Grade 7.
Richmond Middle School (6,7th & 8th grade) is located in Hanover NH.Our Student population for 2018-2019 is 378 students. The Health Office is managed and operated full time by Registered Nurse, Abigale Pelletier RN and Health Office Assistant Lynn McRae, RN.
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Smart Phone Safety and Parenting
I recently attended the Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference though the UVM Larner College of Medicine. One presentation was on smart phone use among teens and children (presenters: Laura Wainer and Stephanie Bless). Below are some safety and monitoring resources gained from this presentation that I would like to share with you:
-Apps that enable a parent or guardian a range of monitoring services for their child's smart phone. Some of the apps protect the child's privacy but will still notify parent what the general monitoring is noticing by sending you a text message. Others set digital ground rules that the family agrees on and set parameters on your child's phone. Some of the apps have a fee.
-Website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ that "...empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives"
Online Safety Agreement http://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Online-safety-agreement.pdf