- COVID VACCINE: I continue to encourage you to get your students and your families vaccinated. Please contact me for support if needed.
- Proof of vaccination: Try this site: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
- Need more masks? Your students do!!! Many students are arriving at school without a mask. Please make sure to have a generous supply of clean masks at home for your students. Keep an extra supply in the car too! And maybe even their backpacks and lockers… Everyone wears a mask indoors (outdoors optional with social distancing) and is encouraged to practice good hand hygiene.
- Any student that has illness symptoms should stay home until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. If your student has NOT been vaccinated for COVID and/or has had a fever, please provide a negative Covid test result.
- If your student has a medical condition and/or needs medication available at school, please go to this link on my webpage to get the appropriate forms. All forms need to be filled out completely and signed by both the parents and the physician. Please bring any/all unexpired medication in its original bottle directly to me so that I can review the required medical documentation at that time.
- If there are any updates to your student’s vaccination record, please send me a copy. If your student is missing any required immunizations, they may not be able to be at school until those are complete. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible.
- Please note the types of masks that are NOT acceptable.
- Make sure to wear a CLEAN mask every day.
- Please wear your mask so that the top covers the bridge of your nose and the bottom goes under your chin. If you are constantly readjusting, it does not fit properly.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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