From Nurse Rhonda

TIGER

GOOOOOOO Tigers!!!!

 


How do you know when your child is really sick?  
Here are some guidelines to make this "morning decision" a little easier.  
Suggestions for keeping your child at home:

  • Fever that is more than 100 degrees. (Your child should be without a fever for a full 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school).
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting within the prior 24 hour period.  (If your child has diarrhea and is vomiting he/she should see a doctor.  Children can get dehydrated quickly).
  • Cold with fever and thickened yellow or green drainage from nose.
  • Sore throat with fever and swollen neck glands.
  • Cough that keeps your child awake at night.
  • Earache that is severe and persistent.
  • Rashes with blisters, oozing and painful.
  • Redness in the white of eyes, yellow discharge and matted eye lashes. (This is suggestive of pink eye/conjunctivitis. Exclude from school while symptomatic or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment).

A good question to ask yourself as a parent is:

 "Would I want my child to sit next to a child with these symptoms?

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Nutrition!!!!!

Good nutrition leads to great academic performance

Your body needs healthy fuel to perform, to grow and to ward off illness and disease. Would you feed a million dollar racehorse junk food & soda? Of course not, so think about what you eat...because you are worth far more than a horse!

Good nutrition has a positive and direct impact on your ability to do well in school. When your nutritional needs are met, you have the cognitive energy to learn and achieve. You will be better prepared to learn, more likely to attend school, and are more apt to take advantage of learning opportunities.

Five Star

Protein – Choose a variety of foods with lean protein

Protein is an indispensable nutrient and can be found throughout every tissue in our body. Protein is a vital source of energy but the most important function of protein is building and repairing tissue. We also need protein for our immune function, proteins transport vitamins and minerals throughout our body.

Grains – Make half of all the grains you eat whole grains

Eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits. Dietary fiber from whole grains, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including several B vitamins, magnesium and selenium.

Vegetables - Make at least half of your plate fruits and vegetables

Eating vegetables provides health benefits — people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Fruits – Make at least half of your plate fruits and vegetables

Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Dairy – Always choose fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk

Milk and dairy products are especially important to bone health during school aged years, when bone mass is being built. It provides important sources of calcium, potassium and vitamin D, and help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and help to lower blood pressure in adults.

      PLEASE KEEP IN MIND...
                                       Healthy Food Snack List
Fruits and Veggies
Raw veggies: please cut and slice
Dried: Low sugar/salt
Avocado
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery sticks
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumber
Green beans
Pepper slices
Snap peas
Squash
Apple slices
Applesauce
Bananas
Blueberries
Cantaloupe/honeydew melon
Craisins
Dried apricots or other fruit
Dates
Frozen 100% juice bar
Grapefruit
Grapes
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries/Strawberries
Watermelon

Protein and Dairy
Low-fat, low sugar 
Cheese sticks or chunks
Yogurt
Low-fat cottage cheese
Low-fat string cheese
Hardboiled eggs
Low-fat dips
Nuts (be alert to allergies)
Sunflower seeds
Turkey slices

Whole Grains
Items that are whole wheat, oat flour, multi-grain, corn, etc. avoid bleached flour
Cheerios
Graham crackers
Fig bars or other fig cookies
Oatmeal
Popcorn
Pretzels
Rice cakes
Sesame sticks
Tortilla chips/salsa
Trail mix
Whole grain bagels or English muffin
Whole grain crackers
Whole wheat/grain bread

Other Items
100% fruit juice
Milk, non –fat or 1%
Plain or flavored water
Sherbet, low fat ice cream,  popsicles

*This list is not free  
of food allergen concerns. 
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WE ARE DIGITAL!

The BCPS nurses are so excited to have received Grant Funding from the Bedford Community Health Foundation to move the school clinics into the digital age!!!
  A BIG thank you to the Foundation Board for recognizing and supporting this need!!! 
Please register your child in the Care -dox system if you have not done so already. We will no longer be using paper clinic passes. All communication regarding clinic visits are done electronically. 
This will be the only way you are notified of clinic visits unless there is an emergency.

As a parent you will have an active role in this process to allow for a quicker easier way of communicating your child's health information.  CareDox is a tool for nurses to notify parents when their child visits the clinic as well as 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.
You may email the Parent Support Team at CareDox if you have not received an email from them. 
Their email address:   Activation@CareDox.com

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PLEASE SEE THE NURSE IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY MEDICAL NEEDS OR CONCERNS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED...ASTHMA, DIABETES, FOOD ALLERGIES (nuts, shellfish etc), INSECT ALLERGIES, LATEX ALLERGIES, MEDICATION REQUIREMENTS OR SPECIAL NEEDS DURING THE SCHOLASTIC DAY. 
The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for ONE school year only

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS HAVE TO HAVE A DOCTOR'S SIGNATURE ON THE AUTHORIZATION FORM. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW IN YELLOW.

http://bedford.sharpschool.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1057178/File/Departments/School_Health_Services/bcps_med_form_admin.pdf

IF YOUR CHILD HAS ASTHMA CLICK ON THE ORANGE LINK BELOW.

/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1061224/File/Revised asthma form 2016.docx
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MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION REMINDER 2011.doc

      * It is important that you fill out the required papers and provide needed supplies if any, so we can assist your child with any medical needs that may arise during the school year, and are better able to care for your child.

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 ***Any and all medications that a student takes during the school day must be brought to the clinic, in original container and proper forms signed.

WE DO NOT SUPPLY COUGH DROPS AT BEDFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WE DO NOT SUPPLY TYLENOL OR MOTRIN AT BEDFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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DO YOUR CHILDREN NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? 


FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan) 

...covers kids/teens for doctor visits, checkups, glasses, dental and much more for for low to no cost!
 And you can enroll at any time of the year. There is no open enrollment period.
Call the Cover Virginia Call Center at 
1-855-242-8282 or go online to www.coverva.org to find out if your children qualify for FAMIS!!
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Rhonda Wormser, RN, MSN
School Nurse

Bedford Elementary School
Monday-Friday
8 am-3 pm

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