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YRBS - Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The School District of Wabeno is taking part in the Wisconsin Online Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The survey will ask about the health behaviors of 6th through 12th grade students. The survey will ask about behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries, tobacco use, and alcohol and other drug use. It will also ask about sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and, unwanted pregnancies and dietary behavior and physical activity.

The survey will be taken during the week of March 18th. Students will be asked to fill out a computer-based questionnaire that takes about 25 minutes to complete. They will take the survey during regular class time.

Completing this anonymous survey will cause little or no risk to your child. The only potential risk is that some students might find certain questions to be sensitive. The survey has been designed to protect your child’s privacy. Students will not put their names on the survey. Also, no class or student will ever be mentioned by name in a report of the results. Your child will get no benefit right away from taking part in the survey. However, the results of this survey will help children in the future by influencing health and safety programs. We would like all 6th-12th grade students to take part in the survey, but the survey is voluntary. No action will be taken against you, or your child, if your child does not take part. Students can skip any question that they do not wish to answer. In addition, students may stop participating in the survey at any point without penalty.

Feel free to contact the school if you have questions or concerns.

Please read the section below. If you do not want A permission is being sent home. If you do not wish your child to participate in the survey, please sign and return the survey by March 15. Signing and returning this form will dismiss your child from taking the survey. If you have no objection to your child taking part in the survey, you should do nothing.
Flu Shots
Forest County Health Department
200 E Madison Street
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715-478-3371
Fax: 715-478-5171

February 21,2019

Dear Parents,

There has been a recent increase in area school-age children testing positive for Influenza A. To help avoid the flu, avoid close contact with those who are sick. Practice good hand washing with both soap and warm water, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Clean and disinfect surfaces, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Other recommendations include getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, maintaining a diet high in nutrients, and managing stress.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to get your child vaccinated against the flu if he/she has not already been vaccinated. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends that people get the flu vaccine by the end of October, but getting vaccinated throughout the flu season can still be helpful. Keep in mind that it takes about two weeks after getting the flu vaccine for antibodies that protect against the flu to develop in the body.

Those that are at greatest risk of complications from the flu are young children, pregnant women, people over the age of 65, and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma and heart disease. It is especially important for these groups to get vaccinated to decrease their risk of severe flu illness. Children under the age of 6 months are too young to be vaccinated, but are at high risk of serious flu illness.

There is a limited amount of Flu vaccine available at The Forest County Health Department, the Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center, the Sokaogon Chippewa Clinic and at Ascension/Crandon Clinic. If you have any questions, please call the Forest County Health Department at 715-478-3371.

Thank You-

The Forest County Health Department
Act 55 Annual Notice
In 2015, Act 55 requires:

1. Annually, the School District of Wabeno Area must provide the following to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in or attending the school:

a) A copy of the school’s most recent accountability report

b) A list of the educational options available to children who reside in the School District of Wabeno Area

c) Notify all families of students with disabilities of the Special Needs Voucher Program

All of the above information is available and can be accessed through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction publication website using the following links: