Annual Student Health Screenings Coming To Cannon County Schools
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Cannon County Schools and the Office of Coordinated School Health are conducting their annual health screenings during the month of October. Students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 will participate in these screenings on the following dates:

• Oct. 1 – East Side

• Oct. 8 – Auburn

• Oct. 11 – Short Mountain

• Oct. 12 – West Side

• Oct. 13 – Cannon County High School

• Oct. 14 – Woodland

• Oct. 15 – Woodbury Grammar

While only a doctor can diagnosis a medical condition, screenings are tools that assist in the detection of health concerns.

When such concerns are identified early, steps can be taken to access needed healthcare in hopes that health and academic issues do not develop into serious problems.

In an effort to identify such concerns, Cannon County students are screened for vision, body mass index (height and weight), and blood pressure. During the screening process, students’ dignity and privacy are respected at all times.

Any deviations from a normal screening will result in a referral letter mailed to the parent or guardian.

Passive permission forms (forms parents sign and return only if they do not want their child to participate) are currently being distributed to students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9. Parents do not have to return the passive permission form if their child has permission to participate.

Any parent not receiving a permission form can access one online at www.ccstn.com by selecting the Department of Coordinated School Health. Parents may also acquire a form from their child’s school or at the Central Office of Cannon County Schools.

Those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Connie Foster, Director of Coordinated School Health, at 615-563-5752 ext. 245 or connie.foster@ccstn.com.

COPY OF SCHOOLS' LETTER TO PARENTS

September 2010

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our annual health screenings will take place in Cannon County Schools in October of 2010 for students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9. When health concerns are identified early, steps can be taken to access needed healthcare in hopes that health and academic issues do not develop into serious problems. In an effort to identify such concerns, students will be screened for vision, body mass index (height and weight), and blood pressure.
 
If we discover any deviations from a normal screening, you will be informed by mail.  Otherwise, if you would like the results from your child’s screening, please contact the Office of Coordinated School Health at 615-563-5752, ext. 245 or email  connie.foster@ccstn.com" connie.foster@ccstn.com and identify your child by full name and school. Please note there will be no charge for these services.

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the Health and Wellness Screenings, please complete and sign the form below and return to your child’s teacher.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Coordinated School Health at 563-5752 ext. 245 or  connie.foster@ccstn.com.
Thank you,

Connie Foster
Coordinated School Health Director

I DO NOT want my child to participate in the health and wellness screening:

*Child’s Name: _________________________________________________ Date: ________________

School Name: ________________________________Grade______Homeroom___________________

*Parent or Guardian’s Signature: _________________________________________________________

*Complete and return the bottom portion of this form to your child’s school ONLY if you DO NOT want your child to participate. Thank you!
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September 14, 2010 at 1:29pm
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