The Palette

Healthy Start Newsletter

South Bay Union School District

Volume 3: January 2003

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Free Health Check-ups

HEALTHY FAMILIES INSURANCE

Academic Intervention


Free Health Check-ups

Healthy Start has partnered with Open Door Mobile Medical Unit to provide Child Health and Disability Program (CHDP) health check-ups and immunizations for babies, children and youth under age 21. The service is monthly and provided free to individuals who are on Medi-Cal or meet income eligibility requirements. Service includes physical exam; vision, hearing, growth development check, immunizations, health and nutritional information. The next visits will be January 27, 2003 at Pine Hill School and February 10, 2003 at South Bay School between 9a.m. and 12p.m. Appointments are necessary so call Susan Maschmeier 445-5933 or Nancy Ayers 443-4828 to reserve space. We will also be offering the HEP B shot series soon. Flyers will be sent home when those dates are available.

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HEALTHY FAMILIES INSURANCE

Low cost health insurance for children is available through the Healthy Families program. Premiums can be as little as $4 - $9 per month and family size and income determine eligibility. For instance a family of 5 can earn up to $4,307 and still enroll their children. Information and application assistance are available at each school (call Susan Maschmeier 445-5933).

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Academic Intervention

Pine Hill School's Academic Intervention program is a great partnership of resources. Students receive tutoring and/or homework help during the school day or after school through coordination by Healthy Start of services provided by AmeriCorps, teachers, HSU PAD tutor, EHS volunteers, and instructional aides. Utilizing all available services enhances our ability to flexibly meet student's needs. The district has also recently received a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant which will give us the opportunity to expand after school activities when the state releases funds. Community volunteers are always welcome in all programs. Helping children is a rewarding experience worth it's weight in gold for all involved. Call today!!

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