ARTICLES
BMI  MEASUREMNTS  TO  BE  DONE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health along with the  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education require Body Mass Index (BMI) screening on 10th Graders.  BMI put height & weight in relationship to one another.  The desired outcome of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health screening program is improvement in the health and wellbeing of Massachusetts school aged children so that they are healthy and ready to learn.
Student privacy will be observed during the screening. If you would NOT like your child screened, please notify the school nurse in writing.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS DUE
Just a reminder to Parent/Guardians of 10th grade Students:

Physical examinations are due by January 1, 2017.  It is necessary that your child has a physical within the past 12 months.  Please mail or fax your child's physical form to the address below.  You may access the MA School Health Record in the Files section.  Please remember that forms sent in with the student does not guarantee that I will receive it.

100 Carbuncle Drive
Oxford, MA 01540
Fax:  (508) 987-6083

Thank you!

FLU ADVISORY
As you may already know, influenza activity is widespread across the United States. It is likely that it will peak in Massachusetts within the next few weeks.  Massachusetts Department of Public Health, like CDC, recommends a three pronged approach to influenza prevention and control:

1) Vaccination - There is still time to get vaccinated
2) Everyday Prevention - Handwashing, Cough etiquette, Staying home when sick
3) Treatment - antivirals like Tamiflu (available by prescription), are most effective when started early after symptom onset.

Please see the file below for any questions regarding keeping your child home, or returning to school.

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PROFILE
I would like to welcome you to the Health Office at Oxford High School, and introduce myself.

My name is Mrs. Elaine Ziemba, and I am a Registered Nurse with 35 years experience. The past 17 years, I have been here at Oxford High School, in the capacity of Head Nurse for the Oxford Public Schools. I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Fitchburg State College. I have also passed the credentialing examination, and hold the title of Nationally Certified School Nurse. I am also certified in CPR/AED, and First Aid. I hold a license from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well. I am a member of the National Association of School Nurses, the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, and Sigma Theta Tau (the National Honor Society for Nursing).

As a school nurse, I attended numerous educational offerings from the Northeastern University School Health Institute. As of March 25, 2015  I  have attained a Certificate in Advanced Professional School Nurse Practice from Northeastern. My goal is to receive a Certificate of Completion in the Project Based Leadership Series from the Northeastern School Health Academy ( formerly School Health Institute ), in the Spring of 2017.

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning.

Please let me know how I can be of service to you. My telephone number is: (508) 987-6081, ext. 35107. My e-mail address is: eziemba@oxps.org.

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Kadion Phillips,
Oct 13, 2015, 9:53 AM
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Elaine Ziemba,
Oct 13, 2015, 9:49 AM