CALLING ALL FPS STUDENTS.............
GET A FLU SHOT AT SCHOOL!!!!!
Fulton Public Schools is working in conjunction with the Callaway County Health Department to provide flu shot "clinics" at school.
Who will give the shots?
The FPS Director of Health Services and another nurse from FPS will give the shots in each school.
When will the shots be given?
The date will be scheduled sometime around the beginning of November.
Who is eligible?
All students are eligible for shots--insured, uninsured, and those on Medicaid.
Do students need money the day they get their shot?
Kids won't be charged, but it will process through insurance if they have it. This means if families have private insurance, the insurance will pay for it and then the family will receive an EOB from insurance.
Oops! I forgot my permission form. Can I still get the shot?
Students CANNOT get a shot without the permission form which is due back Wednesday, October 21st.
FHS - 7:45am - 3:00pm
FMS - 7:50am - 3:10pm
Bush - 7:55am - 3:10pm
McIntire - 8:05am - 3:20pm
Bartley - 8:10am - 3:25pm
PreK 7:45am - 3:15pm
ECSE (AM) 8:00 - 11:00am
ECSE (PM) 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The 2020-21 FPS District Calendar can also be found at https://www.fulton58.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/56cb8112d3f2a/20-21%20District%20Calendar.pdf
The Vaping YouTube (link below) is a local production of material researched and prepared by Lauren Jacobs our Coordinator of Student Health Services. Even though a lot of vaping material is bantered about in the general press, Mrs. Jacobs is providing information pertinent to your student in a quick format. Also, note the vaping items displayed on the table in the video were confiscated from Fulton students during school hours. Mrs. Jacobs can be reached at 573-590-8110.
Nobody likes me. I don’t have friends. I am going to kill myself. These are just a few statements FPS teachers, counselors, and social workers hear daily. Yes, the District has provided staff training to handle these statements and we do immediately respond with support for any child making self-harm statements.
In the last 2 weeks, there have been multiple suicide attempts by students in the Fulton School District. Since the beginning of school, there have been many hospitalizations due to kids having thoughts of suicide. Fortunately, current Social Workers and Counselors are proactively providing student support when self-harm is mentioned. This mental health support is provided by you, our community, as a result of passing the August 2018 Operating Tax Levy increase. In fact, the District is now seeking to expand the Social Work staff after the Winter Break.
However, support from the school alone is not enough. The video below is the first of many informational segments provided so you can learn the warning signs, learn appropriate responses, and help your child cope with everyday challenges and life. Your FPS faculty and staff are extremely concerned about suicide and OUR kids.
Even though some may think this is normal because of the national trend, Fulton Public Schools does NOT want this to be our normal.