School Nurse

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Barb Ratliff
bratliff@bedford.k12.va.us
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As we wrap up another great school year at SES, we all look forward to the exciting events that summer has in store.  Whether we have plans to take a vacation at the beach or to just relax at home, summertime can play a toll on our health if we don't use proper precautions.  Keeping the following safety tips in mind can help make a more enjoyable summer break for everyone!

  • STAY HYDRATED-carry refillable water bottles
  • SUN PROTECTION-use hats, sunglasses and cotton clothes
  • SUNSCREEN-Use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Reapply frequently
  • HELMET-Wear one when you’re on wheels.
  • SAFETY PLAN-Get a family safety plan before you go out to play
  • POISON IVY/OAK PROTECTION-Wear long sleeves and pants while in wooded areas.Keep calamine lotion handy for itchy/rashy skin  
  • BUG SPRAY- apply repellent with low concentration DEET or lemon eucalyptus.
  • ANTIHISTAMINE-An over-the-counter antihistamine can ease your summer allergies.

Also...please remember to pick up your child's medications at the end of the school year.  Any medication not picked up by May 25, 2018 will be discarded.  If your child will need any medications for the next school year, please pick up the forms that are required from the clinic before the end of the school year. 

Parents that have a child with a medical concern, such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, food or bee sting allergy, etc. need to have the proper health care plan completed by a physician over the summer, to have on file for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please stop by the clinic to pick up a copy of the healthcare plan.

HAVE A FUN & SAFE SUMMER!!!


RISING 6th GRADERS....

Please follow the link to view the 2018 Parent HPV Letter:  
HPV Letter_2018 (1) (1).pdf

Tdap Booster is required for 6th Grade Students
The 2006 Virginia General Assembly enacted a law which requires all 6th grade students to have tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to school entry Each parent must provide the proper documentation prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year for this immunization. Phone calls or notes from parents are not acceptable forms of meeting this requirement.   Please meet this requirement by providing the school with one of the following by July 16, 2018: 

  1. Proof of having the booster vaccine.
  2. A notarized religious exemption form with a raised seal or registration number.
  3. Medical exemption form signed by your physician indicating temporary or permanent exemption. 

The school division has the right to exclude your child from school if this requirement is not met. Teacher assignment or class schedules will not be mailed until this health information is shared with the school. If you need a copy of your child’s current school immunization record, please request a copy from the nurse at your school but understand it may take up to three days to receive it.

 

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CAREDOX!!!
Caredox is an electronic medical record that allows parents to be notified through email when their child visits the health clinic while at school.  Please take time to complete your child's Caredox enrollment. 
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL:  Activation@caredox.com.



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