After the lazy hazy days of summer, September and the back to school routine can sometimes be stressful. Getting organized, eating at school, keeping track of immunizations and even getting to and from school can be hectic, but with a little planning you can ease your families’ way into the school year.
Children who start the day with a healthy breakfast and who pack a well balanced lunch complete with snacks will be better prepared to learn. Also check out information about the Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act -- the law that governs what foods can be sold in schools.
There will be occasions throughout your child’s schooling when you will be asked about his or her immunization record or will be offered certain school immunizations. Keeping your child's immunization record up to date is an important part of your child's health as it provides protection against disease. There are several ways to report your child's immunization record to the health unit including a secure online form.
Walking or biking to school is a great way for children to get some of thephysical activity that is so important to good health. There are also new national guidelines to help you gauge how much physical activity your children need as they grow. However, parents can be nervous about their children on streets and roads. Teaching your child aboutpedestrian safety is an important step in keeping them safe.
Remember, by law school property is 100% smoke free. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This law is for the entire property, including onsite vehicles. Be a good role model for students to Play, Live, Be ... Tobacco-Free.