Please contact Student Services if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader has a chronic illness such as asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, etc. Nurse Rogers is available to assist parents and students with health care plans. Our School Nurse can also assist in answering questions on medications needed during the school day and training appropriate staff on medical procedures. Thank you to all who have already provided information, but with the start of each new school year, we want to be sure information is provided to the nurse sooner than later. Thank you!
Our school nurse Linda Rogers and her nursing student from East Carolina University's College of Nursing collaborated to create an educational display for dental health month. In addition to explaining tooth decay and sugars effects on the body, it included a Coca-Cola, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Fanta and water, with the quantity of sugar each contained in respective containers. Students were intrigued and surprised by the visual and were given the opportunity to ask questions during their lunch period on February 22nd.
- Avoid touching the "T-zone" -- this is your eyes, nose and mouth. It is easy for germs to spread this way.
- Stay home for at least 24 hours AFTER your fever is gone.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently.
- Get your flu shot, it's not too late!
- Wash your hands with soap and water, and use an alcohol based sanitizer if water and soap are unavailable.
Immunizations are to be completed within the first 5 days of the new 2016-2017 school year.