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News from the Health Office

 

 Greetings Mountain View Families,

While the school nurse website is currently under construction, please review this letter for important reminders and upcoming events.

  • Now that cold and flu season is approaching, please remember students must be fever free for 24 hours – without Tylenol or ibuprofen – before returning to school. Students will be sent home for fevers of 100.0 degrees or higher.
  • We are experiencing colder temperatures. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing appropriate cold weather attire.This includes coats, boots, gloves, and hats.
  • To minimize missed instruction, we strongly urge all parents to provide an extra set of clothing in their child’s backpack for food, weather, and other-related accidents.
  • We have finished our vision screenings and are currently performing hearing screenings.If your child has received a referral letter to seek further evaluation related to either, please call the Health Office and keep us updated.

Lastly, on occasion, there are cases of lice in children.  Just saying the word can make a person itch!  While lice do not cause disease, they can be a nuisance.  Lice do not jump or fly, but they can transfer from person to person during prolonged head to head contact.  Think of all the times our heads touch for extended time: sleepovers, sharing bedding and pillows throughout the night, increased time indoors working over projects together, laying on the grass talking and even taking selfies!                                                                                                                               girls on bed

If your child begins to complain of an itchy head, we ask that all parents help by taking a closer look.  If you think your child could have head lice, please refer to the attached document.  If you are seeking treatment for lice, always follow directions on the lice treatment package.  Please be aware that most over the counter medications recommend re-treatment in 7-10 days. 

ECSD School Nurses have a policy in place that is standard of practice aligned with American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  These organizations also have very helpful information on lice management.  We encourage you to get the facts from these trusted resources.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Health Office or your pediatrician for confirmation and treatment of lice. 

Sincerely,

Laila Kazemi, School Nurse, RN, MSN, MA

Head Lice Treatment Handout .docx

Could my child have head lice.docx