The Ray School has a program of comprehensive school health, the goal of which is to promote healthy lifestyle practices. Through the Health Office, we conduct annual screenings for hearing, vision, and blood pressure. An influenza immunization clinic is offered each year allowing students to receive a flu vaccine during the school day.
The Health Office is open full time for assessment and decision-making in the treatment of any injuries or illnesses which occur at school. I am always available to discuss any health concerns or changing needs of your child.
The elementary school years are an important time for the development of healthy lifestyle practices. Children also learn healthy behaviors through physical education, the lunch room, our guidance program and through observation of the many adults at the Ray School.
The law in NH requires that children under the age of 16 wear helmets when bicycling. As reported by safekids.org, properly fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent - yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. If purchasing a helmet for your child presents a financial hardship please reach out me in the health office. I have resources available to ensure that children have a helmet.
Here are some bike safety events in the area:
Safe Kids 500 - FREE event held at the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, Wednesday, May 3rd, organized by CHaD - Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Safe Kids New Hampshire. This is a unique opportunity for kids to ride their bides on the Speedway!
Bike Rodeo - FREE K-5 event held in the Ray School parking lot on Saturday, May 6th, organized by Hanover Parks & Recreation.