Nurse's Office

  • I’ve been an LVN for 14 years and I am honored to be back at Red Rock. I love what I do and I love keeping our students healthy and safe.

    Reminders:

    • Students must be 24 hours free from the following symptoms before returning to school:
      • Diarrhea
      • Vomiting
      • Fever
      • Pink eye 

    Please make sure your student is current on their vaccinations. To make sure you're following district rules, you can read more information about our immunizations policies.

     

    As students pack their book bags and get ready to embark on a brand new school year, the Texas Poison Center Network is encouraging families to take precautions against poison exposures.

    To prevent harmful exposures, we offer the following tips:

    School and Art Supplies - Most school and art supplies are minimally toxic. Parents and teachers can take steps to help students be as safe as possible when handling supplies:

    Be sure children know how to safely use art supplies by:

    • Carefully reading labels.
    • Following directions for safe use and disposal.
    • Cleaning up tables, desks, and counters appropriately.  
    • Teach kids not to eat or drink while using art products.  

    Hand sanitizer - Certain amounts of hand sanitizer can cause drowsiness, vomiting, and intoxication, due to the high alcohol content. Avoid misuse and unintentional ingestion by:

    • Advising children on the proper use and purpose.
    • Supervising the use of hand sanitizer.
    • Teaching children to apply a dime-sized amount to dry hands and rub hands together until completely dry.
    • Washing hands with soap and water are the best method for removing dirt and germs.

    Lunch Box Preparation - In order to ensure your child's lunch is safe:

    • Wash hands thoroughly before preparing lunch boxes.
    • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
    • Pack foods in insulated containers.
    • Wash all fruits and vegetables.

    Other tips for keeping kids healthy going into the new school year:

    • In the commotion of changing schedules, avoid the "double dose dilemma" and "morning medication mix-up"
    • Carefully read and follow directions and warnings on all labels before taking or giving your child medicine.
    • Teach your children never take other people's medicine.
    • Never give your child prescription medication unless it has been prescribed for them specifically by a doctor.
    • Dispose of silica gel packets included in new purchases, like shoes, medicines, etc. Although not considered toxic, they may present a choking hazard.
    • Teach children to be careful and use caution in classes like Chemistry, where potentially harmful substances may be used.  

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