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Katherine Flannery
School Nurse
kflannery@nutleyschools.org
973-661-8893

FROM THE DESK OF THE SCHOOL NURSE....

 

 

HARD FACTS ABOUT HELMETS FROM THE CDC

 

If you like recreational activities that involve wheels, concrete or asphalt, then protect your brain by wearing a helmet. Helmets with a CPSC approval are good for biking and in-line skating and are available in most sporting goods stores. "Multi-sport" helmets with a Snell B-95 approval are designed for skateboarding, roller-skating, and riding scooters as well as biking and in-line skating. Snell B-95 rated helmets provide more protection but you may have to check out more stores to find one.

Your helmet should sit flat on your head — make sure it is level and is not tilted back or forward. The front of the helmet should sit low — about two finger widths above your eyebrows to protect your forehead. The straps on each side of your head should form a "Y" over your ears, with one part of the strap in front of your ear, and one behind — just below your earlobes. If the helmet leans forward, adjust the rear straps. If it tilts backward, tighten the front straps. Buckle the chinstrap securely at your throat so that the helmet feels snug on your head and does not move up and down or from side to side.

 

Wash Your Hands!

 

                                     

 

 

BELOW IS A LIST OF THE SCREENINGS THAT ARE DONE EACH YEAR.

 

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT                         K-6

BLOOD PRESSURE                            K-6

HEARING                                            K-3, NEW STUDENTS

VISION                                                K, 2, 4, 6, NEW STUDENTS

SCOLIOSIS                                          5

 

 

IN THE EVENT A STUDENT’S SCREENING RESULTS DO NOT MEET THE PARAMETERS SET BY THE STATE, A LETTER WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR HOME.

IFYOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.