Health & Wellness

wellnessThe objective of the health and wellness program is to advance the health and well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students.

Special health and wellness resources that can be utilized at Glenwood include: the Deaconess Community Health Center, Ascension St. Vincent Mobile Dental Clinic, the Nurse's Office, and annual health screenings.

Health Screenings
During a school year, the following screenings are required to be completed at school (Mandated by the state of Indiana):

- Vision -- Distance and near vision acuity for all students in Kindergarten OR Grades 1, 3, 5, and 8, and any student suspected of having a vision issue

- Hearing -- Hearing screening for all students in Grades 1, 4, 7, and 10, and any student suspected of having a hearing issue

A parent may contact the school nurse if they have any questions or concerns regarding the required screenings.

Hand Washing
Hand washing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another.

When should you wash your hands?
• Before eating food
• After using the toilet
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

What is the right way to wash your hands?
• Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap

• Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds (Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice)

• Rinse hands well under running water
• Dry hands with a towel, paper towel, or air dry
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