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Valley View Health Center Vision Center Opening September 27th
The Valley View Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of vision services for adults and students.  Dr. Jonathan Lucas, Optometrist, will begin seeing a limited number of patients for vision checks and the dispensing of eye glasses starting Wednesday, September 27th, for twice a month.  Please call 937-549-1270 to schedule an appointment.  Click this link for additional details.
 
Manchester Preschool Receives 5-Star Rating
Manchester Early Childhood Preschool unit as been awarded a 5-Star Step Up To Quality rating.  Congratulations to Mrs. Betty Cole and her staff for receiving this incredible accomplishment from the Ohio Department of Education.  Please click the link for more details.
 
HOUSE BILL (HB) 410: NEW ATTENDANCE LAW PARENT LETTER
Attached is the letter addressing HB 410, the newly adopted attendance law that will commence with the 2017-2018 school year.  Please read the letter to familialize yourself with new attendance law.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Pollock, Mr. Roberts, or Mr. Rau at 937-549-4777.
 
MANCHESTER PRESCHOOL APPLICATION & INFORMATION
Please click the link for the following preschool information: (1) Manchester Preschool Flier (contact information included); (2) Manchester Preschool Application Packet letter; and (3) Manchester Early Childhood Programs application.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to call 1-800-553-7393 ext. 244 or 937-549-4777.  You may also email betty.cole@mlsd.us or  abhs_ss@yahoo.com. 
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 Please read this letter about the youth survey being conducted in our school. This letter contains information about your and your child’s rights and why this survey is important.

Please visit www.ohyes.ohio.gov for additional information.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

What is the purpose of the survey? Our school district is working very hard to better understand youth health risk and protective behaviors in the community and across Ohio. As part of this effort, we are asking students in grades 7-12 to participate in an anonymous survey called the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey -- OHYES! Only children age 12 or above are eligible to participate. The OHYES! is a collaborative effort by the Ohio Departments of Education, Health, and Mental Health and Addiction Services and numerous other programs advocating for youth. Our school has decided to participate in this important effort.

What is my child being asked to do? We would like your child to answer questions about:

· personal use of alcohol , tobacco, and other drugs, perception of risks, where accessed

· feelings about their school and community

· family and personal characteristics

· mental health and access to care

· health-related behaviors (i.e. sleep, nutrition, exercise, and upon district approval, sexual behavior and suicide)

· The survey can be viewed at the school's office, or online (http://ohyes.ohio.gov/Downloads)

How long will the survey take? The survey includes about 100 items; it has been tested with other youth and should take about 15 minutes.

Who is doing the survey? The survey is sponsored by the Ohio Departments of Education, Health, and Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Does my child have to participate? No, that is a choice for you and your child. But we really want to hear what your child has to say.

How do you protect my child’s privacy? The OHYES! will be confidentially administered by trained school staff. Schools have been instructed on how to protect student anonymity and confidentiality. Please review these instructions at http://ohyes.ohio.gov/Schools/Preparation/Confidentiality.

Will participating help or hurt my child? Many people like sharing their experiences and opinions. Sometimes sharing personal things can be stressful or emotional. The survey instructions state that your child may skip any questions he/she is uncomfortable with or stop the survey at any time. There is no penalty for not taking the survey or for stopping. Some schools may decide to give 1 hour of community service credit for participating – your child will know if your school has offered credit.

Who will know what my child shares? Your child’s privacy will be strictly protected. Students are NOT asked for their name, identification number or date of birth. No one can identify your child’s responses. And we cannot tell you anything your child says. The survey is confidential and no student will be identified in the results. Student responses will be combined and reported together. There are also minimum reporting requirements (15 or more respondents) for all reports.

How does my family and community benefit? OHYES! results will help guide communities in creating and improving youth health programs in Ohio. The results will be shared with everyone, including families, faculty and students, and the public. State-level and county-level results will be available to the public. District and school results will be available to Superintendents and Principals with secured access. For more information about results, please visit http://ohyes.ohio.gov/Results.

Do I have to sign a form for my child to participate? Ohio law requires parents be informed of school surveys and have the ability to opt out their child’s participation. This method is commonly known as passive consent, and minimizes administrative burden on schools, maintains student confidentiality, and increases response rates. We hope you will permit your child to participate. If so, there is no need to do anything. If you do NOT want your child to participate in this survey, please sign the form below and list the name of your child who will NOT participate. A separate form must be filled out for each child.

Does answering the survey influence students to try unhealthy behaviors? Absolutely no research supports any connection between completing a health behavior survey and trying an unhealthy behavior. You may be reassured to know that many unhealthy behaviors among young people – including tobacco use, sexual behaviors, and some forms of violence – have declined since 1991. During that same period, youth surveys have increased nationwide.

Who can I contact if I have questions? Visit the website at www.ohyes.ohio.gov or email info@ohyes.ohio.gov. You can also call the OHYES! Team at 1-866-563-6904.

Sincerely,

Principal


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PARENT OPT OUT FORM – for youth 12 – 17 years old

Youth under 12 years of age are not eligible to participate

Parental consent is not required for youth age 18 and above

 

A separate form must be returned for each child not participating.

 

Our school is conducting the survey ___[Insert survey dates]__

 

Please return this form in person to Dr. Pollock 

Or send it by U.S. Mail to Manchester High School  130 Wayne Frye Drive  Manchester, Ohio 

Or email the information below to: dana.pollock@mlsd.us

Or call Linda Grooms @ (937) 549-4777

By September 30

 

Parents, please do not rely on your student to return this form.

 

NO, my child may not participate in the OHYES! survey

Student’s Name: _________________________________________________

Grade: _________

Print Parent/Guardian Name: ________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________________

Date: _____/______/______

Manchester Local Schools
130 Wayne Frye Drive
Manchester, OH 45144
937.549.4777