Forms & Applications
The School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan has been striving to make all parents aware of their health insurance options.
The #1 reason families do not access health care is because they do not have insurance.
The Healthy Michigan Plan is available to anyone below 133% of the federal poverty level. The Health Insurance Marketplace serves those above 133% of the federal poverty level.
The following website provides families with help in locating an unbiased Navigator or assister: www.enrollmichigan.com.
The websites also have easy-to-understand brochures with more information.
BPS Resource Officer
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY KIDS
Parent/Guardian of a 6th Grade Student:
Schools in Michigan are required to report the immunization status of all 6th grade students by November 1st of each year.
All 6th grade students must have documentation from a health professional of the following immunizations:
If your child needs immunizations, you should contact your physician or the Monroe County Health Department.
If you have any questions regarding school immunization requirements, you may call Bedford Public Schools Health Services at: (734) 850-6034, or the Monroe County Health Department at (734) 240-7812.
Thank you for your assistance in providing the school office with updated immunization information.
Karen Weis, RN, BSN
Mindy Klawonn, RN, ADN
|Head Lice Information|
Head lice are a fairly common
problem in children. They have nothing
to do with personal hygiene, the cleanliness of our homes
or with good parenting skills. Head lice don’t discriminate – they
like anyone and everyone! Fortunately, they don’t transmit
any diseases, but they are a nuisance.
Direct physical, head-to-head
contact is the usual method of transmission. Lice do not
jump, fly or swim. Mature lice,
are no bigger
than a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see. Lice eggs
or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp – usually
within ¼ inch. They appear as tiny whitish ovals that
are “glued” to
the hair shaft. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff
can. They cannot survive on pets.
Treatment for lice should
NOT be given unless you actually have lice present. If you
are in doubt as to any symptoms or
please contact your family doctor or the school nurse. Pregnant
women or nursing mothers, children 2 years of age and under,
and anyone with a pre-existing medical condition such as
or any other chronic condition should consult their doctor
before beginning any treatment.
If your child should develop
head lice in the future, here a few suggestions: Comb your
child’s head DAILY with a lice comb
for 2-3 weeks until all the nits are gone. Pesticide sprays
to the home are unwarranted and may pose personal and environmental
hazards. Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove
upholstered furniture, rugs, mattresses, etc. Wash all
bedding, clothing and toys in hot water and dry on high heat
We would appreciate it if you
would call the health room or the district nurses if your child
assist you with suggestions for treatment. Please encourage
your child not to share or trade personal items such
as hats, combs,
brushes, headbands, or barrettes. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding head lice, please call the district
nurses at 850-6288.
Additional information can
be found on the Center for Disease Control’s
website at: http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/prevent.html.
|Resources for Parents & Teachers|
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Our best preparation for any situation is a well-informed community and a coordinated response by local emergency and school officials. We feel that we have taken every opportunity to make these preparations. You can be assured that your children's safety at school is our foremost priority; our schools will continue to be the safe havens they have always been. Thank you for your cooperation as we take these precautionary actions on behalf of our children.