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O.H. Somers Clinic: 
330-628-9947
ext. 2033

Mogadore JR/SR High Clinic:
330-628-9943
ext. 3189

Ariana Karim, RN, BSN
Felisha Hood, HA
Carrie Homan, HA
Jodie Homyk, HA


             
 

Vision and Hearing Follow-Up

Vision and hearing follow-ups are being done this spring. If you received a letter regarding your child's vision or hearing, please follow up with your physician and return the follow-up paperwork to school.  

Is Your Child Too Sick For School? 

If you are unsure if your child is too sick for school, click here for guidance. 

Children are in close contact with one another at school. If parents keep their children home at the first signs of illness, it will help us prevent the spread of that illness to other children in the classroom. The following are some guidelines to help you decide when to keep your ill child home from school. These are the guidelines and symptoms we look for in the clinic to determine when to send children home from school:


  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Student must remain home for 24 hours when any of these three occur. 
  • Earache, ear drainage
  • Persistent cough
  • Sore Throat, causing distracting pain 
  • Runny nose if the discharge is yellow, green or clear 
  • Oral temperature of 99.8 degrees or higher. Temperature should remain normal for 24 hours without medication before the child returns to school.
  • Headache or stomach ache in combination with other symptoms (i.e., cough or sore throat)
  • Unidentified/Suspicious skin rash. We may recommend your child to see his or her pediatrician or another medical doctor. 
  • Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) in one or both eyes. The whites of the eyes will appear pink or red, and feel painful and itchy. There may be yellow, green or white matter in or around the eye or lashes.
  • Live lice are immediate exclusion from school. Students must have their hair checked upon returning, student may stay at school with nits but not live lice. 


“IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO EDUCATE A STUDENT WHO IS NOT HEALTHY…..AND IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP CHILDREN HEALTHY WHO AREN’T EDUCATED!”


HEALTHY HABITS FOR STUDENTS:

  • Be sure they get plenty of rest each night. Depending on the teen, students need 9-12 hours of sleep each night. 
  • Encourage healthy foods: Offer lots of fruits and vegetables and whole-grains; junk foods such as sweets (fruit snacks are filled with sugar) and chips should be discouraged; have regular mealtimes; encourage water for thirst instead of soda pop or juice (including sports drinks).
  • Be sure your child gets DAILY exercise, at least 30 minutes a day. 
  • Avoid exposing your child to second-hand smoking, either in the house or in the car.
  • Teach your children to keep their bodies and hair clean, use deodorant as needed, to brush their teeth twice a day and floss, and to wash their hands often. 



Clinic Nurse

Ariana Karim, RN, BSN