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Nurse's Nook

I’ve been an LVN for 13 years and I am honored to be back at Red Rock for my 6th year.

 

In October we will hold hearing/vision screenings for all Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 3rd grade students, as well as all students new to RRE.  

 

   Friendly Reminders:

 

  • Students must be 24 hours free from the following symptoms before returning to school:
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Fever
    • Pink eye

 

Please make sure your student is current on their vaccinations. 

 
Please click here for immunization information.
 
 

As students pack their book bags and get ready to embark on a brand new school year, the Texas Poison Center Network is encouraging families to take precautions against poison exposures.

To prevent harmful exposures, we offer the following tips:

  

School and Art Supplies - Most school and art supplies are minimally toxic. Parents and teachers can take steps to help students be as safe as possible when handling supplies:

  

 Be sure children know how to safely use art supplies by:

  • Carefully reading labels.
  • Following directions for safe use and disposal.
  • Cleaning up tables, desks, and counters appropriately.  
  • Teach kids not to eat or drink while using art products.

  

Hand sanitizer - Certain amounts of hand sanitizer can cause drowsiness, vomiting, and intoxication, due to the high alcohol content. Avoid misuse and unintentional ingestion by:

  • Advising children on its proper use and purpose.
  • Supervising use of hand sanitizer.
  • Teaching children to apply a dime-sized amount to dry hands and rub hands together until completely dry.
  • Washing hands with soap and water is the best method for removing dirt and germs.

 

Lunch Box Preparation - In order to ensure your child's lunch is safe:

  • Wash hands thoroughly before preparing lunch boxes.
  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
  • Pack foods in insulated containers.
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables.

 

Other tips for keeping kids healthy going into the new school year:

  • In the commotion of changing schedules, avoid the "double dose dilemma" and "morning medication mix-up"
  • Carefully read and follow directions and warnings on all labels before taking or giving your child medicine.
  • Teach your children never take other people's medicine.
  • Never give your child prescription medication unless it has been prescribed for them specifically by a doctor.
  • Dispose of silica gel packets included in new purchases, like shoes, medicines, etc. Although not considered toxic, they may present a choking hazard.
  • Teach children to be careful and use caution in classes like Chemistry, where potentially harmful substances may be used.