Category Archives: Health and Welness

Farm to School Continues to Thrive in Goochland

Goochland’s Farm to School program continues to thrive! Here, a partnership between Chef Stephanie Charnes’ culinary arts students at Goochland Tech and nutrition staff at the secondary complex brings gourmet fall treats using locally-grown foods to students! Begun in 2009 … Continue reading

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Statement About Meningitis from Dr. Lane

A Message from the Superintendent: “Team Goochland, We were notified by the health department that a teenager who was served at a facility in Goochland died from a possible case of bacterial meningitis. We were very sad to hear this tragic news and … Continue reading

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Wellness Concerns for Students Preparing for the School Year

We are happy to share a link to this Student Health & Wellness Guide, developed by the communications team at OnlineColleges.net. Though it has been created with college students in mind, the information is appropriate for our older students as … Continue reading

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School Nurse Day May 6

National School Nurse Day is May 6, 2015.  We are honored to join the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) by celebrating National School Nurse Day as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in … Continue reading

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Staff Health Resources

As a follow up to this post, we provide the following communication from the Department of Education for staff and any interested citizens: The current outbreak of measles in the United States has been highly covered in the media.  To … Continue reading

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Measles Health Alert

This Center for Disease Control health alert was distributed to healthcare facilities and providers (and schools) to educate people and provide guidance regarding a recent outbreak of the measles. Here is an excerpt: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Cold and Flu Season Reminders

Families, As we press on through cold & flu season, here are a few helpful resources and reminders to stay healthy: Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at www.flu.gov and atwww.cdc.gov/flu/.  The Readiness Emergency Management … Continue reading

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Handwashing and Prevention of Illnesses

When it comes to the spread of illnesses, prevention is invaluable. We encourage you to review the resources in this post and give special consideration to discussions with your children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly. Parents of young … Continue reading

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