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Health Update: Sept. 21, 2023

Mountain Day
Looking forward to a fun day of hiking. It is good for student’s mental and physical health to be outside and be active. If your child has: asthma or a food or bee sting allergy or a seizure condition, please send them with their emergency medicines. However, if the medicine is normally kept in the Health Office, then the nurse will send it with the student’s chaperones.

Friendly Reminders:
Please return the light green health cards to the health office as soon as possible. Thank you to all who have.

Please check for deer ticks – especially after Mountain Day

  • Shower & wash clothes if you are out in tick territory.
  • If a deer tick is attached to you for more than 24-36 hours call your pediatrician & get a one-time antibiotic to prevent Lyme Disease.
  • Also, save the tick – show your doctor or Nurse Ellen.
  • Ellen’s Lyme Disease prevention video 

Poison Ivy, Poison Parsnip
There is a lot of poison parsnip right now; it is tall and looks like Queen Anne’s lace, except it has yellow flowers. Photos of poison ivy & poison parsnip. If you walk through poison ivy or poison parsnip wash thoroughly with soap and water & put your clothes & shoes in the washing machine.

There are 2-3 other viruses besides Covid going around at school, there is a head cold with congestion, sore throat and sometimes a fever, the other a stomach bug. If students are sick please have them stay home. We had one person out with Covid this week. If you need a Covid test kit please come to the office. 



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