School Nurse

Welcome all Dons and Acalanes Families to the 2022-23 School Year!

Please see my website for more information on medications, health issues, forms, etc. I will be at Dons Day to meet you, answer questions, collect forms and meds, and share a smile!
 
Looking forward to a GREAT year together!

Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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Congratulations to our Senior class and families!  We are so proud of you all and wish you much success, happiness and wellness as you launch into the greater community and world! Suggestion to college-bound students- when you get on campus, find and visit the Student Health Center. You will find they have a wealth of programs and resources. Make plans to get your fall flu shot there so you know where it is.

COVID- All I’m going to say right now is that you can order 8 more Covid tests here.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy summer.  I’m going to continue to encourage you to eat healthy and be active. Here is a great video on Summertime plant-based eating. No matter how you eat, it’s important for EVERYONE to include LOTS of fruits and vegetables. I hope you find the video inspiring to create and prepare great meals (adapt to your needs) with your family.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.
Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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Is it too early to start supporting students for FINALS? Just a reminder that parents can help support their students by:

  • Encouraging sufficient sleep. Help support your students prioritizing getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
  • Optimal Nutrition. Provide an abundance and variety of “nutrient-dense” food choices, meals and snacks.
  • Positive emotional connection. Build in regular (even if brief) opportunities to connect together as a family (without “checking in”/evaluating how school academics are going). 
  • Physical activity. Encourage healthy opportunities for physical activity and fresh air.
  • Support them in having a dedicated study space that has minimal distractions and is decluttered.

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate - As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits - The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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School Nurse

Is it too early to start supporting students for FINALS?  Just a reminder that parents can help support their students by:

  • Encouraging sufficient sleep:  Help support your students prioritizing getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep per night
  • Optimal Nutrition:  provide an abundance and variety of “nutrient-dense” food choices, meals and snacks
  • Positive emotional connection:  build in regular (even if brief) opportunities to connect together as a family (without “checking in”/evaluating how school academics are going). 
  • Physical activity:  encourage healthy opportunities for physical activity and fresh air
  • Support them in having a dedicated study space that has minimal distractions and is decluttered

COVID-19 Information is essential the same:

  • New Masking Mandate  As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain Alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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School Nurse

Parenting Teens in Uncertain Times Still going through Wednesday, May 4! This is a 10-day free summit for parents, caregivers and anyone who wants to create a better future for our teens.

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate  As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain Alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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School Nurse

Parenting Teens in Uncertain Times Monday, April 25 to Wednesday, May 4. This is a 10-day free summit for parents, caregivers and anyone who wants to create a better future for our teens.

April is Alcohol Responsibility Month. To be quite honest, I rarely see much attention paid to Under-age Drinking these days. This is an important topic to discuss regularly with our adolescents and we need to remember that it is dangerous to normalize any unhealthy behavior. Please see resources at responsibility.org for more information.

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate - As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain Alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits - The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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School Nurse

Parenting Teens in Uncertain Times
Monday, April 25 to Wednesday, May 4. This is a 10-day free summit for parents, caregivers and anyone who wants to create a better future for our teens.

April is Alcohol Responsibility Month.
To be quite honest, I rarely see much attention paid to Under-age Drinking these days. This is an important topic to discuss regularly with our adolescents and we need to remember that it is dangerous to normalize any unhealthy behavior. Please see resources at responsibility.org for more information.

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate  As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain Alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Concussions
If there is any possibility that your student has had a head injury/concussion, please make sure that your student is evaluated as soon as possible by a physician experienced in evaluating and treating concussion. Here is the concussion packet families need if their student has a concussion, and here are some very informative podcasts from Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF).

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

 

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COVID-19 Information:

  • COVID Tests were distributed to each student to be used before returning to school tomorrow. If your student tests positive, please keep them at home and inform us (Dvora Citron, School Nurse and Attendance).
  • New Masking Mandate - As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Remain Alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits - The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Concussions
If there is any possibility that your student has had a head injury/concussion, please make sure that your student is evaluated as soon as possible by a physician experienced in evaluating and treating concussion. Here is the concussion packet families need if their student has a concussion, and here are some very informative podcasts from Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF).

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Si

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School Nurse

Tuesday, Apr 12 from 7pm ET to 8:30pm ET Mindfulness and Media Webinar to learn the steps you can take to help teens navigate technology in a savvy and healthy way.

Concussions - If there is any possibility that your student has had a head injury/concussion, please make sure that your student is evaluated as soon as possible by a physician experienced in evaluating and treating concussion. Here is the concussion packet families need if their student has a concussion, and here are some very informative podcasts from Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF).

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate - As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate has transitioned from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required,  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Please remain alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits - The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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School Nurse

Tuesday, Apr 12 from 7pm ET to 8:30pm ET
Mindfulness and Media Webinar to learn the steps you can take to help teens navigate technology in a savvy and healthy way.

Concussions
If there is any possibility that your student has had a head injury/concussion, please make sure that your student is evaluated as soon as possible by a physician experienced in evaluating and treating concussion. Here is the concussion packet families need if their student has a concussion, and here are some very informative podcasts from Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF).

COVID-19 Information:

  • New Masking Mandate  As of Saturday, Mar 12, the state masking mandate will transition from “required” to “strongly recommended”. While masks will no longer be required (with some exceptions),  “masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections” (CDPH). Masks will still be available to those who need or want one.  We hope that all Acalanes community members will be respectful and non-judgmental of each person’s decision. Students who return after Day 5 of Covid infection must mask through Day 10.
  • Please remain alert to COVID symptoms, continue to report COVID+ cases to us (especially Attendance) and keep your students home when they are ill. Most students are now eligible to get Vaccine boosters and a high vaccination rate helps keep students in school learning. Please submit your students’ COVID vaccine records.
  • COVID Isolation, Quarantines and Test Kits - The current guidelines for return to school after COVID illness require a negative COVID test (if returning before 10 days). If your student is testing in the School Nurse Office, please make sure they register with Primary Health. School sites do NOT have more test kits to distribute. Please see Principal Shawn’s COVID FAQs for more details. We continue to update policy based on the County Health Department guidance.
  • Make sure you always have your proof of vaccination! Try this site- https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ iPhone users- you can now put your vaccination record in your Apple Health app (and Apple Wallet).

Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.

Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
dcitron@auhsdschools.org
925-280-2970 x7128
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site
IG:  acalanesschoolnurse

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