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. Typically, that is your student’s primary care doctor/pediatrician. At Kaiser, concussions are typically treated through the Minor Injury Clinic. 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).
- 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-judgemental of each person’s decision and comfort level regarding masking. (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 FAQ’s 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).
Saturday, March 19 from 5pm to 6pm EST
Does your teen have allergies? Calling all teens ages 11 to 22 with food allergies! Join FARE’s March Teen Talk. Share tips and tricks for managing food allergies as a teenager, make friends who “get it,” and have fun!
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.
Recipe of the week-I tried this Banana Teff* Bread and I really liked it! It’s gluten-free if you need and uses teff* flour (teff flour is used for Ethiopian Injera bread) which is high in protein and fiber. I substituted chopped dates instead of raisins.
Please be in touch with me to discuss any medical, health, or wellness concerns.
Stay healthy and be well,
Dvora Citron, RN, MS
Acalanes School Nurse Google Site