Fluoride Rinse Program
Grade 1 has started the weekly Fluoride rinse program.
It is not too late to get the flu shot. Call your doctor to see if there is any vaccine available. It takes 10 to 14 days to build immunity to the flu virus.
In the meantime, remember to continue frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizer. Also, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
If you develop cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, fever of 100.5 or greater, consider the illness the flu. Stay home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of tylenol or ibuprofen.
Call the doctor if you cannot keep the fever down, vomiting or breathing problems.
Fluoride Rinse Program
The fluoride rinse program will start on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and continue weekly until the end of the school year. All Grade 2 and 3 students may participate with written parental permission. If your child is participating, please continue brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, having regular dental check-ups and eating a healthy nutritious diet to maintain dental and overall health. Please do not use the over the counter fluoride rinses (such as ACT) as the weekly fluoride at school will protect the teeth for the entire week. You may resume the OTC fluoride rinse during the summer if you wish. Please call Mrs. Valois, RN with any questions or concerns.
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National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 3, 2012 is National Wear Red Day. "Go Red" is the day to wear red to help raise awareness and fund in the fight against heart disease in women. Please join us in raising awareness Heart Disease in women by wearing red and donating to a great cause.
EEE and West Nile Virus are still a threat to our health until we experience a hard frost that kills the mosquitos. Remember to use bug spray, avoid outside activities during peak hours for mosquitos, wear protective clothing.
It's still tick season so check for ticks everyday and use insect repellent.
Sunscreen is still important. Please apply sunscreen to your child before school every day.
Vision, Hearing, Dental and Growth Screenings
The health office will be busy starting these mandated screenings in September. Kindergarten will be the first class screened. Parents or guardians will be notified if referrals are made for any follow-up.
Heads up: Preventing Concussions
Preparing for Winter Storms
Role of Professional School Nurse
All of the school nurses are full-time Registered Nurses with DOE Certification. The role of the school nurse includes daily student and staff encounters for first aid, illness, and medications. In addition, infection control, environmental health and safety, health education, health counseling, mental health screenings, emergency care planning, and Crisis Intervention.
Hearing, Vision, BMI, and Dental Screening
The mandated screenings of hearing, vision, BMI, and dental screenings are ongoing. Parents will receive a referral home if any follow-up is necessary.
Fluoride Rinse Program will started in November for students in Grades 2 and 3 with parental permission. Please remember that all students participating in the fluoride rinse program in school do not need to do a fluoride rinse at home for that entire period of time. You may resume fluoride rinsing during the summer if you wish. The rinse in done on Tuesdays. Grade 1 will be added in January. Staff members are welcome to participate.