Admin

School Nurse

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Barb Ratliff, RN
bratliff@bedford.k12.va.us
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Snowflake CartoonWINTER SAFETY TIPS 2020-2021

Dressing for the Cold

If you're going outside in the cold, stay safe — and warm. Make sure your kids have a snack before going out. The calories will give their bodies energy in the cold weather.

And protect your kids' faces with sunscreen. The idea of a sunburn in January can seem odd, but snow can reflect up to 85% of the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Kids should dress warmly in layers of clothes. If the top layer gets wet from snow or freezing rain, they can peel off some clothes down to a dry layer.

Avoid cotton clothing because it won't keep the kids very warm. Stick with wool or other fabrics. Dress them in long underwear, a turtleneck, and a sweater and coat. Add more layers depending on the temperature. Waterproof pants and jackets are great top layers because they don't let the wetness seep into the other clothing. The cold-weather ensemble wouldn't be complete without warm socks and boots to keep feet dry and a hat to top it off.

There's no set amount of time kids should be allowed to stay out in the cold. However, when being cold becomes unpleasant, it's time to go inside. Sometimes, though, kids may just need some dry gloves. It helps to have an extra pair of gloves or mittens tucked into their pockets if they plan to be outdoors for a while.

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handwashing superpower

Hand washing videos for children:
 
Grades K - 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMbCZfb5k3M

Grades 3 and 4:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBGsoimPXZg

If you are called by the clinic to come pick up your student please make prompt arrangements to do so- in less than one hour. Please keep all emergency contact information up to date.



THE ULTIMATE QUESTION.....

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Please refer to the BCPS information sheet on eating disorders recommended for parents of student grades 5-12:

Eating disorders parent info. sheet

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Please see that attached letter from the VA Department of Health regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series:

HPV letter - English

Spanish version:
HPV letter - Spanish

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DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CAREDOX!!!

 

BCPS uses Caredox as an electronic medical record that allows parents to be notified through email when their child visits the health clinic while at school.  It also is a means for parents to provide us with accurate medical information. All information is stored securely and is HIPAA and FERPA compliant. You will receive an email directly from CareDox with a personalized link to establish your child's record electronically.  Please take time to complete your child's Caredox enrollment. If you have signed up in the past, you will need to go into the website and update, even if there are no changes. 


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL:
Activation@caredox.com. or contact me at the school at (540)890-2174.



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