All freshmen are encouraged to register for an EKG screening at New Trier on Oct. 16.

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Freshman EKG Screenings

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Dear Parent,

In 2005, Max Schewitz died without warning from a hidden heart condition. He was just 20. Now, HeartSmart EKG helps find at-risk young adults so they can seek treatment and not share Max's fate.

Screening will be offered on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th to all NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN STUDENTS - ONE DAY ONLY.

  • Testing includes an EKG for all participants.
  • Students selected by the cardiologist will also receive an echocardiogram on test day at no cost .
  • Only students with permission through the online registration will be tested.
  • Testing costs $15 per student IF REGISTERED BY 10/1/2019. Testing costs $20 per student if REGISTERED AFTER 10/1/2019. Free and reduced lunch students are tested at no charge.
  • Please register your student at: www.HeartSmartEKG.org. Because the heart changes over time, an EKG is recommended every 2 years.

HeartSmart EKG has provided almost 90,000 EKGs to area students.

  • Testing is conducted during students' KW or Health Classes.
  • Every effort is made to respect privacy and modesty. Testing takes place in individual booths. Males are tested separately from females and no one removes their shirt for EKG testing.
  • Cardiologist Eli Lavie, MD oversees all aspects of testing and interpretation.
  • Results are confidential and are shared only with parents within 2 weeks after testing.
  • Copies of the actual test are given to parents who register by the early deadline of Tuesday, 10/1/2019. Parents requesting an optional copy of the actual test after 10/1/2019 incur a $10 handling fee.

Please register online today: www.HeartSmartEKG.org.

Volunteer! We need approximately 75 parent volunteers to help with testing, and offer two 4-hour timeslots. Sign-up on http://www.tinyurl.com/SFTVOLSNTHS2019 or when you register your child.

For more information, contact Kathy Aykroid at 847-736-8140 or visit the Foundation's website at www.HeartSmartEKG.org.

Warmly,
Gail Gamrath
Northfield Campus Assistant Principal

The Max Schewitz Foundation in partnership with area schools