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Facts about backpacks

Used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry all the books, supplies and personal items needed for a typical school day. Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or carried incorrectly can injure muscles or joints and contribute to back pain and other problems.

The proper backpack is:                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • No wider than the user’s chest
  • Worn no higher than the base of the neck
  • Worn no lower than 2 to 4 inches below the waist
  • Supported by a waist or a chest strap
  • Made of lightweight material

A good backpack has:

  • A padded back
  • Several compartments
  • Side compression straps
  • A waist or chest strap
  • Reflectors
  • Two wide, padded shoulder straps

How to use a backpack

To wear it

  • Facing the backpack, bend your knees, hold the backpack with both hands, and straighten your knees to lift it to waist height.
  • Apply one shoulder strap at a time.
  • Be sure to always use both shoulder straps.
  • Snugly adjust it between your neck and the curve of your lower back using the shoulder straps (the closer the backpack is to your body, the less strain it will cause).

To load it

  • Keep it light – pack only what is needed for the day.
  • Place the heaviest objects so they will be closest to your back.
  • Use compartments to distribute the weight and keep things from sliding.
  • Hand-carry heavy books to avoid excessive weight in the backpack.
  • Clean it out daily.

Backpack weight

If a backpack forces the wearer to lean forward, it’s overloaded and some items should be removed. Carrying an overloaded backpack can cause discomfort and, over time, lead to back injuries and other problems.

If the backpack weighs more than 15 percent of the carrier’s weight, it’s too heavy. To determine the proper maximum weight for a backpack, multiply the user’s body weight by 0.15. If a heavier load is unavoidable, consider using a backpack with wheels.

Carrying too much weight or wearing a backpack the wrong way can lead to:

  • Muscle fatigue
  • Poor posture
  • Painful shoulders
  • Back and neck pain
  • Injuries from tripping and falling

 

FREE Dental Care April 6th and April 20th, 2018

FRIDAY DENTAL DAYS
Throughout the school year, Friday clinics will be scheduled for our student needs. This opportunity is brought to us by
White Bird Dental Clinic and Oregon Community Foundation


All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay.

To take advantage of this convenient and great service, forms are available at each school Health Room and at Bethel Health Center.

Fill out an application and return it to your school office. You will receive a call to schedule the appointment.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the appointment.

If the hygienist noticed possible dental need at a school screening, you will also receive a phone call offering help to get care.

Questions?

Call White Bird Dental and mention the Bethel Friday clinics. 541-344-8302

Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School. The entrance is on the north side of the building. Look for the awning.   1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A

 

Click on Link for Application: Dental Permission Form

Please contact the Health Assistant before a student returns to school following surgery, procedure, lengthy or complicated illness or a major health change in their lives. (new diagnosis or illness, medication, etc.)

 

Immunization Exclusion Day

February 21, 2018

Just a reminder now is the time to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. State law requires ALL children in public schools either have vaccinations or medical/non-medical exemption. Children will not be able to attend school starting February 21, 2018, if their records show missing immunizations.

 

Please see link for required Immunizations: SchBusEng17-18

 

FREE Dental Care November 3rd and 17th!!!

FRIDAY DENTAL DAYS Throughout the school year, Friday clinics will be scheduled for our student needs. This opportunity is brought to us by White Bird Dental Clinic and Oregon Community Foundation

All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay.

To take advantage of this convenient and great service, forms are available at each school Health Room and at Bethel Health Center.

Fill out an application and return it to your school office. You will receive a call to schedule the appointment.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the appointment.

If the hygienist noticed possible dental need at a school screening, you will also receive a phone call offering help to get care.

Questions?

Call White Bird Dental and mention the Bethel Friday clinics. 541-344-8302

Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School. The entrance is on the north side of the building. Look for the awning.   1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A

 

Dental Permission Form

 

 

Summer Dental Clinics at the Bethel Health Center

1525 Echo Hallow Rd

Held by White Bird Dental Clinic

 

Friday, July 21st

Friday, August 4th

Friday, August 18th

Friday, September 1st

 

 

Bethel School-Based Dental Program

 

Our school-based dental program is committed to help children grow strong beautiful smiles. We will host an urgent restorative dental care clinic at the dates above, for students in the Bethel School District. We provide supplementary treatment such as fillings, extractions and other restorative services free to Bethel students. If you have dental concerns, or feel your child needs urgent care, give us a call. Our goal is to help you find an ongoing dentist and help address urgent dental needs.

 

If you have any further questions or would like more information about our services, please call us or reach us at the following.

 

White Bird Dental

1400 Mill Street

Eugen, OR 97401

(541) 344-8302

 

Attention Parents:

Medication left at school will be destroyed at the end of the school year per district policy if not picked up by parent or trusted adult. We are asking you to make arrangements for picking up your child’s unused medication before the last day of school.

If you have any questions, please call the health assistant Ann Wiltshire (541) 688-9612 x. 3242.

Thank you.

On June 2nd and June 16th, a dentist will be at

Bethel Health Center to provide

 

FREE Dental Care!

FRIDAY DENTAL DAYS is brought to us by White Bird Dental Clinic and Oregon Community Foundation

All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay.

To take advantage of this convenient and great service, forms are available at the schools and at Bethel Health Center

Fill out the attached form, and return it to Ann Wiltshire in the Shasta office and you will receive a call to schedule the appointment.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the appointment.

If the hygienist noticed possible dental need at a school screening, you will also receive a phone call offering help to get care.

The next FRIDAY DENTAL DAY will be June 2nd.

Questions?

Call Anna Estrada at White Bird Dental 541-344-8302 (Habla Espanol)

Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School. The entrance is on the north side of the building. Look for the awning.   1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A

Head Lice Information

Steps for Safe Use of treatment – Follow these steps to use any head lice treatment safely and appropriately.

  • After rinsing the product from the hair and scalp, use a fine-toothed comb or special “nit comb” to remove dead lice and nits.
  • Apply the product only to the scalp and the hair attached to the scalp-not to other body hair.
  • Before treating young children, talk with the child’s doctor or your pharmacist for recommended treatments based on a child’s age and weight.
  • Use medication exactly as directed on the label and never more often than directed unless advised by your health care professional.
  • Use treatments on children only under the direct supervision of an adult.Heading Off Head Lice
  • Teach your children to avoid head-to-head contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playgrounds, slumber parties, and camps).
  • Teach your child to not share clothing and supplies, such as hats, carves, helmets, sports uniforms, towels, combs, brushes, bandanas, hair ties and headphones.
  • Disinfest combs and brushes used by a person with head lice by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes.
  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with a person with head lice.
  • Clean items that have been in contact with the head of a person with lice in the 48 hours before treatment. Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items using hot water (130°F) and a high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag and stored for two weeks.
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the person with lice sat or lay. Head lice survive less than one or two days if they fall off the scalp and cannot feed.
  • Do not use insecticide sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
  • After finishing treatment with lice medication, check everyone in your family for lice after one week. If live lice are found, contact your health care professional.

Check list for cleaning:

Wash bath towels, coats, washable rugs, hats, scarves, sheets, blankets and pillow cases

Sanitize brushes, combs, nit combs, barrettes and other hair holders

Vacuum car seats, chairs, couches, pillows from couch or bed, bed mattresses

Remember to comb and pick nits twice a day for two weeks, even if you don’t see nits!!

Head Lice Information

Steps for Safe Use of treatment – Follow these steps to use any head lice treatment safely and appropriately.

  • After rinsing the product from the hair and scalp, use a fine-toothed comb or special “nit comb” to remove dead lice and nits.
  • Apply the product only to the scalp and the hair attached to the scalp-not to other body hair.
  • Before treating young children, talk with the child’s doctor or your pharmacist for recommended treatments based on a child’s age and weight.
  • Use medication exactly as directed on the label and never more often than directed unless advised by your health care professional.
  • Use treatments on children only under the direct supervision of an adult.Heading Off Head Lice
  • Teach your children to avoid head-to-head contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playgrounds, slumber parties, and camps).
  • Teach your child to not share clothing and supplies, such as hats, carves, helmets, sports uniforms, towels, combs, brushes, bandanas, hair ties and headphones.
  • Disinfest combs and brushes used by a person with head lice by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes.
  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with a person with head lice.
  • Clean items that have been in contact with the head of a person with lice in the 48 hours before treatment. Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items using hot water (130°F) and a high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag and stored for two weeks.
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the person with lice sat or lay. Head lice survive less than one or two days if they fall off the scalp and cannot feed.
  • Do not use insecticide sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
  • After finishing treatment with lice medication, check everyone in your family for lice after one week. If live lice are found, contact your health care professional.

Check list for cleaning:

Wash bath towels, coats, washable rugs, hats, scarves, sheets, blankets and pillow cases

Sanitize brushes, combs, nit combs, barrettes and other hair holders

Vacuum car seats, chairs, couches, pillows from couch or bed, bed mattresses

Remember to comb and pick nits twice a day for two weeks, even if you don’t see nits!!

Dress for Success- Shasta Middle School Dress Code

Students and parents share the responsibility for proper dress and grooming. Students’ dress should be clean, neat, and appropriate for school, emphasizing an environment of respect. We ask that students wear appropriate clothing to school at all times. If the dress or grooming of a student disrupts the educational process or in unclean or a threat to the health and safety of the individual or any other person, the school has a legitimate concern and will take appropriate action.

  1. Pants and shorts must be worn at or above the highest point of the hips. Sagging pants and shorts are not permitted. Shorts must have an inseam of MORE THAN 3 INCHES.
  2. Clothing must cover bare midriffs, cleavage, and all under garments completely. Spaghetti straps are not allowed unless completely covered by additional clothing.
  3. Skirts must measure and be worn 16 inches from top to bottom. The hem of all dresses must measure at least 16 inches below the student’s belly button.
  4. Clothing which advertises or displays alcohol, drugs, sex, nudity, foul or obscene language, weapons, or which is otherwise disrespectful to people may not be worn.
  5. Swimwear, pajamas, sleepwear, blankets, and soft-soled slippers are not appropriate attire for school.
  6. Sunglasses may not be worn on campus during school hours.
  7. Safety pins, pocket or wallet chains, or jewelry with spikes are not allowed.
  8. The wearing or displaying of clothing or other objects that are commonly considered evidence or membership in or affiliation with any gang is prohibited.
  9. Hats, bandanas, knit hats, and head coverings (such as sweatshirt hoods) may not be worn at Shasta during class time.

The following consequences will be the result of non-compliance with dress code:

  • Students who violate dress code will be sent to the office.
  • Parents will be notified to bring appropriated clothing, pick up student, or release their student to leave campus to go home to obtain proper attire.
  • If the parents are not available, then the student will be given loner clothing to wear in place of the inappropriate clothing. Refusal to wear this will be considered defiance of school authority. The goal is to change the inappropriate clothing and return to class.
  • Students will not be able to return to class until they are properly dressed.
  • Repeated dress code violations may result in a referral and other disciplinary consequences.