I’ve been an LVN for 12 years and I am honored to be back at Red Rock for my 5th 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.
- Students must be 24 hours free from the following symptoms before returning to school:
- Pink eye
Please make sure your student is current on their vaccinations.
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.