Pediatric School-Based Health Clinics

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OACS Food Allergies

Does your child suffer from allergies?  If so, we have some good news for you!  There is a wonderful movement happening called the Teal Pumpkin project.  The movement was created by the Food Allergy Research and Education organization (FARE).  Their mission is to create a safer and happier Halloween for all kids.

Creating a safer Halloween for all kids.

Creating a safer Halloween for all kids.

To learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, you can visit their website at https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project.

On the website, you will find wonderful resources including ideas for non-food treats along with information on how you can participate.  Together we can assure that all children are able to enjoy a safe and FUN Halloween this year!


OACS Welcome

We are thrilled to welcome back our wonderful students to all of the Oakwood Academy and Rosa Parks Community School.  We know this is going to be a wonderful and healthy year for all children!

If you have been wondering what the Health Center is, we would love to share a little bit about ourselves:

The Health Center is The Board of Education’s Comprehensive School-Based Health Clinics.  We operate pediatric Health Centers that provide children access to quality care inside the school.  At all Health Centers your children can receive the following care:

  • Pediatric Doctor scheduled appointments for sick and well-care preventative services
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care Both screening, exam, and eyeglasses
  • Nutrition Education and parents/guardians workshops
  • Behavioral Health Counseling and Social Work Support for students and families
  • Audiology screenings

In order to utilize our services, you must first enroll with your school’s Health Center.  Below is a list of the participating schools:

Oakwood Avenue Community School Health Clinic:

Treatment Coordinator: Cilamene Joseph: 973-677-4000 ext. 3621

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Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinic:

Treatment Coordinator: Afrika Bond: 973-677-4000 ext. 1224

Thank you!  And we look forward to working together to make all students healthy and successful this year.

**Please visit the NJ Family Care website to apply for insurance if you lack coverage to see if you qualify. Should you have any questions regarding NJ Family Care application process to enroll your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinators at your school sites by clicking on the “Contact Us” from the menu above.


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student of the Oakwood Avenue Community School  and Rosa Parks Community School have the brightest future and utmost success.

Should you require Pediatric Services over the summer please note the below contact information:

Essex Pediatrics                                       

Dr. Zambrano, Rosario

26 Baldwin Street,

East Orange, NJ 07017

Phone: (973) 672-1212 Essex Pediatrics

 Questions regarding Dental Services please call:

Transdental at 201-796-0585

 Questions regarding Optical Services please call:

Main Street Optical at: 862-239-9550                                      

Should you require mental health services during the summer, please note the following addresses and phone numbers that can be a referral source.

  1. Dial 211-this is a local Medical and Human Resource Service referrals for your area of Essex County.
  2. East Orange General Hospital (973) 672-8461. This 24 hotline number offers emergency Psychiatric Evaluation screenings and Psychiatric referrals.
  3. NJ Self Help group clearing House 1(800) 754-2230 offers local resources for Support groups in the state of NJ.
  4. Family Intervention Services at: 973-324-7879

Best Wishes for a happy and safe summer!

 

 



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Dylan Hajjar punctuates with a paint brush the opening of the Rosa Parks Health Clinic…stop by and visit the ‘Dafffy and Bugs’ mural and enroll your children with school-based healthcare services.


 


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Good health starts here, and we are so excited to begin this journey with you all.  The purpose of the Oakwood Avenue Community School and Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinics are to provide comprehensive, preventative health care to the students without having to leave the school.  This means less missed work and more learning!

The School – Based Health Clinics provide:

Pediatrics for yearly check-ups, sick visits, vaccinations and more

Eye Doctor

Dentist

Nutrition and Wellness Education for families

Behavioral Health Counseling

All students and families are welcome as we strive to reach and maintain optimal health for the students at our Community School Health Clinics! For more information or to register your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinator at your school:

Oakwood Avenue Community School Health Clinic:

Cilamene (CiCi) Joseph: 973-677-4000 Ext. 3621

Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinic:

Afrika Bond: 973-677-4000 Ext.  1224

 

 

 

 


A big “Thank You” to Haley Fernbleaux and Vanda Yenikomshuyan, students from Montclair State University Nutrition Department. They joined the kindergarten, second and third grade classes and at the Oakwood avenue school and delighted the students  with a nutrition presentation project!

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Follow the links below!

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The team also did an outstanding presentation to parents/guardians where they discussed healthy eating and how the overconsumption of processed foods effect the risk of cardiovascular disease hypertension. Diabetes high blood pressure. They also discussed the My Plate recommend rations and how to purchase produce at a lower cost reflective of “in season” fruits and vegetables. Please follow link below for further discussion:

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The Oakwood Avenue Community School Health Clinic presented a workshop on “Breast Cancer Awareness during October.  Thank You to all who joined us!! Please see below some helpful information:

 

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