Wappingers Central School District


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Staff Resources Safety officer
Here you will find various handouts, reports and links provided to assist school personnel, the safety committee and school safety conscious communtiy members.

School Wellness Newsletter

School health & safety includes everything from washing hands to prevent the spread of germs to a healthy learning environment. Healthy minds and bodies will help curtail a multitude of school problems and support a safer school.

Below you will find information concerning seasonal flu, environmental concerns, school health safety checklists, etc.

CDC - NIOSH Publications and Products - Safety Checklist Program ... Administrators, coordinators, and teachers know that their schools should comply with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. However, the task may seem overwhelming! This Safety Checklist Program can help these leaders bring their schools into compliance even when they have little safety and health experience, a busy schedule, and many unanswered questions.

Seasonal Flu Information for Schools... Educators and staff can help slow the spread of colds and flu. On this site, you will find more information on preventing the flu, as well as, materials and tools for schools.

Information for Schools about the Flu - Read questions and answers for pre-school and K-12 staff about the flu itself, and preventing and treating the flu. Schools are instrumental in keeping their communities healthy by taking actions such as posting information about hand hygiene in restrooms, providing flu prevention messages in daily announcements, and being vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting classroom materials.

How to Use Hand Sanitizer to Prevent Illness This publication provides illustrated step-by-step instructions on how and when to use hand sanitizer.
CDC - Family Health - College Health and Safety - going off to college? Here some useful tips and information to stay safe and healthy in college.
Express Your Health: Materials for Parents, Teachers and Kids - Encourage kids to develop safe and healthy habits to prevent disease and injury and to promote health now and in the future. Fact sheets & Activity sheets K-12

School Health Index – Center for Disease Control - A self-assessment and planning guide for schools.

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School? - Children with asthma need proper support at school to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use these questions to find out how well your school assists children with asthma.
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

American School Health AssociationASHA is committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. Their website contains useful information on school health topics such as “Cyberbullying and Self Esteem”, “Disease Preparedness in Schools”, What School Administrators Can Do to Enhance Student Learning by Supporting a Coordinated Approach to Health