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Happy Winter!  As winter approaches and temperatures drop, the following tips are important to keep your student(s) safe and help prevent frostbite: Dress in layers with two to three layers of clothing. If possible, your top layer should be wind-resistant and waterproof or water-repellent. Protect exposed skin. The parts of the body most commonly affected by frostbite include: fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin area. Hats are crucial in keeping the body warm and protecting the very thin and sensitive ears. Wear scarves or masks to protect the face/chin. These will also help warm some of the cold air as it enters the respiratory tract. Cover hands with mittens/gloves that are banded at the wrist and go under the sleeve to prevent exposure of the wrist area. Footwear should be insulated and water-repellent. Your child should have an extra set of dry clothing, including socks in their backpack/locker. Remember that spending prolonged time outside can be dangerous(for you and your children) so please exercise caution  Lastly, we ask everyone to be even more alert while driving near the schools since the need for additional layers of hats, scarves, or hooded outerwear may impair students traffic sight lines. Thank you! Thank you and have a safe and healthy season!
Posted by barbara_singer  On Dec 18, 2018 at 8:52 AM 101 Comments
Hi Everyone, I hope you have had a healthy start to the school year!  We are beginning to see some cases of gastrointestinal illnesses, respiratory viruses, and strep in our schools. The main way to prevent the spread of illnesses is proper HANDWASHING! Please encourage your students (in ALL grades) to wash their hands frequently, cough and/or sneeze into their elbows or a tissue, not to put their hands into large community snacks, and maintain their personal space.   Please keep your students home until they are fever free for 24 hours off of all fever reducing medication, have had no vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours, and are able to eat and hydrate normally.  Send your students to school each day with a water bottle and don't forget the flu shot!  Stay well and don't hesitate to call your student's school nurse with any questions!
Posted by barbara_singer  On Dec 03, 2018 at 3:22 PM 59 Comments
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