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Staying Vigilant About Staying Healthy
Even before we get the opportunity to physically return to school, we need to make “staying vigilant about staying healthy” part of our normal routine. There are a few new video resources on my google site

Covid Symptom Checklist
Staying vigilant about staying healthy in this new Covid-19 world means we all have to keep the symptom checklist in mind. If you have any symptoms or are at risk, it’s especially important to stay home and avoid in-person contact with others. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 

School Immunization Requirements are still in place.
Please check in with your local pediatrician’s office, Primary Care Provider, or our
County Health Department (call 925-313-6767 for additional hours through September).

Flu Vaccine
Beginning in October, please have everyone in your family get a Flu vaccine. We all want to stay as healthy as possible, individually and collectively as a community. Reduced illness from flu will also ease the burden of illness from Covid in our hospital facilities.

Medical Forms and Medications at School
Please turn in any relevant medical forms your student might need for the 2020-21 school year. Those forms should be dated no earlier than June 2020. You can access forms here.

Still on Quarantine! Transitioning Back to School Routine After Summer Break

Here’s a great article on How To Be Stronger Co-Parents During The Pandemic

Please get in touch with me with any questions, concerns, and/or requests. I look forward to being in touch and connected!

Dvora Citron, RN, MS
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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I encourage all families to continue submitting all medical forms for the school year, including medication forms and immunization updates. All forms are posted on my Google Site (link below).

Please get in touch with me with any questions, concerns, and/or requests. I look forward to being in touch and connected!

Dvora Citron, RN, MS

Acalanes School Nurse Google Site




 

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I want to wish a warm virtual welcome to all new and returning students and families.

While more information will be coming, I want to encourage all families to continue with submitting all medical forms for the school year, including medication forms and immunization updates. All forms are posted on my Google Site (link below).

Please get in touch with me for any questions, concerns, and/or requests.

I look forward to being in touch and connected!

Dvora Citron, RN, MS

Acalanes School Nurse Google Site



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Take the same steps you would take to stay healthy during cold and flu season.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, particularly after coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have access to running water, use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Don’t share makeup, food, dishes or eating utensils.
  • Wearing a surgical mask will not protect you from getting sick. 

When to keep your student home from school? HERE

CDC Information on Coronavirus

 

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February is American Heart Month. 

Wednesday, Feb 5 at 3:15pm
Please join Dvora Citron, RN MS, Acalanes School Nurse in the Acalanes Collaboration Center for A Dialogue on Moving Towards Plant-Based Eating for Heart Health. This is appropriate for anyone with a heart – students, staff and parents! Please respond here to attend.

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Sleep: The Most Important Variable in Our Health
Periodically it’s important to remind families about the importance of sleep and what parents can do to help support healthy sleep for their children. Research is continually showing that sleep is the most important part of keepinging ourselves healthy on a daily basis and for long term health and wellness. Here are reminders for you to keep in mind:

  • Your student needs 8-10 hours of sleep per night.  Your most important role as a parent is to HELP them with protecting those sleep hours in their daily schedule.*
  • Keep technology out of the bedroom during sleep time.  This is a really hard one that requires discipline and adjustment for many.  But honestly, sleeping with technology is not going to result in restful, nourishing sleep.

*Even if you think that there is not enough time in the schedule for your student to get the sleep they need, take a hard look at how much they are doing and consider prioritizing their schedule, putting sleep at the top.

Adults may want to watch this TedEx talk Sleep Is Your Super Power by Matthew Walker.

Sick Students?  Read this article to see the difference between a cold and the flu.

 

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Here’s what to do if your student has mononucleosis.

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Think or know your student is vaping?  How can you help? Become An Ex is a free digital resource to help tobacco users quit.

Need some help or feedback?  Get in touch: dcitron@auhsdschools.org

 

 

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Most of us have either friends or relatives that have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, or even have had our own personal experience with this.  Screening is crucial to early diagnosis and effective treatment. This is a good time to remind most moms to calendar their mammogram. But what about our students? For many different reasons, it is less common for teenage girls to be learning and practicing BSE (Breast Self Exam).  BSE is an essential skill young women need to learn and integrate into their regular self-care routine. Daisy Wheel is an app that’s easy to use and very instructive on how to regularly perform this important self-care function.  I encourage you to use this tool or others you may find useful to review this important self-screening with your daughters.  For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s website.  Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

 

 

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