Riverside Schools follows Ohio Department of Health requirements and recommendations for health screenings.
Includes testing for distance acuity, stereopsis, and color vision. Mandated grade levels for vision screening are pre-school, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11.
Includes pure-tone air conduction testing. Mandated grade levels for hearing screening at pre-school, K, 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11.
Includes a visual inspection of the spine for abnormal conditions including scoliosis (S-shaped curve), kyphosis (hump back) and lordosis (sway back). The recommended grade levels for postural screening are 5 (girls only), 6, 7, and 8.
Medication at School
– Riverside Board of Education has adopted a medication policy
(click on students, then click on 5330) for ALL medications, prescription and nonprescription, given at school. Please become familiar with this medication policy. Please note that all medications must be transported to and from school by a parent or adult.
Illness – When is my child sick enough to miss school? It is often difficult to make this judgement call, both for parents and school nurses. Below are guidelines school nurses use when determining when to send students home. These same guidelines may be useful to parents in deciding when to keep a child home in the morning.
• Fever of 100 degrees or higher (without fever reducing medication)
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Contagious-looking disease that requires exclusion from school per Ohio Department of Health guidelines (see Communicable Diseases of Children)
• Injury that requires prompt medical evaluation (i.e., fracture)
• Best judgement
Protect your child’s health
Education is key to keeping your child healthy. Teach your child to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after toileting and before eating or food preparation. Teach you child that most harmful germs enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth and that it is important to keep their hands away from their face. Discourage sharing of personal items and encourage use and proper disposal of tissue. These simple practices can have a big impact on both the health of your child and your child’s school attendance.
School Health Forms – For your convenience most of our school health forms are available below. Please feel free to print these forms for your use:
Support for Student Learning
Staff – Riverside has a district nurse (RN) who is certified/licensed by the Ohio Department of Education in school nursing who is staffed at the Riverside high school clinic. In addition, every other school clinic in the Riverside district is staffed by a RN, LPN, or Aide through the PSI agency.
Services – School nurses offer a variety of services to students. These services include health screenings; first aid; illness and injury evaluation; identification of communicable diseases/conditions; vision, hearing and postural screenings; medication monitoring and administration; health counseling and presentation/teaching of health topics.
Immunization Requirements for School Attendance – State law requires students to be adequately immunized against many communicable diseases in order to attend school. To review the immunizations for school attendance, please see the Immunization Notice and Immunization Summary for School Attendance forms below.