News from the Health Room

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 2:35pm

From the Health Room:

SPRING ALLERGIES have started. Does your child suffer from spring allergies? The following are some things you can do to help your child during the allergy season:

  1. Regularly give allergy medication as prescribed by the doctor.
  2. When your child comes in from outdoors, the following may help alleviate symptoms:
    1. wash hands with soap and water,
    2. wash off face, including glasses, with a wash cloth or splash water on face,
    3. wipe down from head to toe with the wet cloth, and
    4. change clothing, if not going back outside.
  3. Try not to allow your child to go into the bedroom with the clothing worn outside. This will prevent the pollen from falling on the bed.

INJURIES

If your child is injured and will have restrictions of PE or physical activities, please provide a note from the doctor with length of time for the restriction. There is a policy that the PE teachers need to have doctor notes regarding these restrictions and the school nurse needs to write up an emergency evacuation plan for any student that needs an assistive device (crutches, walker, cane, or wheelchair). The evacuation plan is for all of our drills and actual implementation of the plans. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the health room at 410-880-5966 or laura_ruiz@hcpss.org.