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  • I’ve been an LVN for 14 years and I am honored to be back at Red Rock for my 8th year.

     

    In October we will hold hearing/vision screenings for all Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 3rd-grade students, as well as all students new to RRE.  

     

       Friendly 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. 

     
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    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 its proper use and purpose.
    • Supervising 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 is 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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