Every student in my high school has their very own manila folder health chart!
It really isn't anything fancy, but it is the home of all required health forms,
doctor notes, prescription notes, medication logs, copies of some emails- you know,
just the basics! A few times a week I need to pull a chart for a specific reason.
Maybe I am reviewing PE doctor excuse notes, charting vision & hearing screenings,
or completing IEP paperwork... Whatever the reason this school year I've taken those times
as an opportunity to really look through the charts and thin them out if possible!
More often than not I have found duplicates (even triplicates) of various health forms-
copied over the years as the kids have moved from one school to another.
Those extra forms can be shredded!
There is really no need to keep extra copies of the originals.
I am also lucky enough to have student's who empty our full basket of shredded papers
throughout the week! I shred anything that has identifiable information on it.
I also shred other forms too, because you just never know!
I'm always looking for ways to keep the health charts organized.
There is a system and order for each chart too- maybe I'll review that one of these days!