Wellness, Health, and Safety

At St. Angela Merici School, we respect the precious gift of life and protect the wellness, health and safety of our students throughout the school day. We prioritize the safety of our students. Our school personnel submit BCII fingerprint checks, complete the diocesan Virtus training (child abuse awareness training), and continue to read training bulletins. Our staff supervises during both arrival and dismissal of students. While the students are in attendance, the entry doors are locked, and visitors to the building can access the building only through our security system.

Student Wellness

St. Angela Merici School is fortunate to have a Wellness Team whose mission is to promote awareness of healthy living through health education, motivation for physical fitness and opportunities for good nutrition to enhance the quality of life.

The team sponsors several health and wellness programs such as:

  • Health education sessions conducted by health professionals.

  • Prevention programs such as the H1N1 Hygiene Program which include education sessions on the importance of hand washing, hygiene, and overall care of their bodies.

  • Parent education tools such the Nutrition Nuggets newsletter and a monthly physical activity calendar.

  • Physical activity programs like our popular semi-annual 5K Fun Run and Walk in the spring that gives families the opportunity to exercise together.

As part of our curricular programs, our school community sponsors other wellness events and programs including:

  • Play Zones

  • Internet Safety sessions for both parents and students

  • Spring Olympics

  • Jump Rope for Heart

  • Hoops for Heart


Student Health Services

Our School Clinic is staffed by a school nurse five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is funded by the State of Ohio Auxiliary Services Funding. The health clinic nurse may conduct hearing, vision, scoliosis, and pediculosis (head lice) screenings. Health Office Forms are available from the Health Office, School Office or by clicking on the following links:

New Student Health Forms must be completed by the new student's physician and dentist and submitted to the Health Office prior to the first day of the student's attendance at St. Angela:


Peanut Allergy Information

For the wellness of our students with peanut allergies, our cafeteria has a table designated as a “Peanut Free Table” at which students may not have any peanut products at this table.In the case of an allergic reaction emergency, parents who have children with peanut allergies (or any other life threatening elegies including asthma) are strongly encouraged to have on file in the school office and school clinic an Allergy Emergency Plan along with the child’s EpiPen.


Wellness Awards and Recognition

Our commitment and success in the area of student wellness has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education with the following awards and recognitions:

Stellar Award, Ohio Department of Education

Buckeye Best Awards, Ohio Department of Health


Volunteers and Visitors

For the safety of students, faculty and staff, all visitors and volunteers (including parents and former St. Angela Merici School students) who are on the school grounds for any reason must report to the school office during hours of school operation. The procedures for all school visitors and volunteers are as follows:

  • All visitors must enter the school grounds through the west door during school operation hours.
  • All visitors must sign-in at the office and must visibly wear a Visitor’s Badge while on school grounds. If you are not wearing a Visitor’s Badge, you will be asked to return to the school office.

Parents and guardians are welcome to serve as volunteers in the school or in the classrooms as needed. Volunteer opportunities may be made available to parents throughout the school year. All volunteers must follow all school policies and regulations regarding school visitors. In addition, all school volunteers must adhere to the Diocese of Cleveland policies under Protecting God’s Children Program and must attend VIRTUS Training and submit to a Criminal Background Check.