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Health Concerns

•PLEASE BE AWARE OF NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) BOOSTER for PK, K, 1, 6 and TDAP for age 11 or grade 6 / A copy of the updated Immunization Record must be on file for the new school year or a note from the doctor stating a date to receive the immunization

•FOR PREVENTION OF SPREADING DISEASE SUCH AS H1N1 FLU or STREP PROMOTE GOOD HANDWASHING AND STAY HOME WHEN SICK UNTILL SYMPTOM FREE 24 HOURS

•Please contact the nurse if:

- your child has a new Physical Exam report
- has had any medical changes
- will need to take medication at school
- has any life threatening health issues such as peanut allergy, bee sting allergy, diabetes, seizure disorder
- or will need nursing care for any medical issues

•Report any contagious illness such as strep, influenza to the nurse/if treated by a physician please send in a note
•ANY INJURY LIMITING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MUST HAVE A DOCTORS NOTE STATING THE INJURY, LENGTH OF ACTIVITY RESTRICTION, TYPE OF RESTRICTION, WHEN IT IS OK TO RESUME REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
•Parents please notify the nurse if your child has been treated for HEAD LICE/see info below

Head Lice In School

It is always a good idea to check your child for headlice prior to the start of school in the fall. Summer Camp is often a source of headlice.To work with the Nurse in minimizing the pesky problem parents should check their child on a regular schedule such as every Monday. If a parent discovers lice they should call the nurse and any friends the child has been with regularly for events such as sleep overs. If a student has been treated they should go to the nurse with a parent to be checked prior to returning to class. The lice have a three week cycle and it is important to check twice a day for three weeks after treatment. Please refer to websites for further information.The following web sites have evidenced based research regarding the treatment of headlice:

AAP Article on Lice

NASN pediculosis position statement