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Pertussis Information

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Whether you’re working or playing outside in the summer, you are at risk for heat-related illness.  Take steps to protect yourself:

·         Wear appropriate clothing, a wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses.

·         Take frequent water breaks; staying hydrated is extremely important.  Do not wait until a child says that they are thirsty before offering fluids.

·         Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 even on cloudy days.  It should be applied liberally 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapplied every 2 hours or sooner if swimming or sweating.

·         Avoid sun exposure during peak sun hours of 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

·         Look for shade whenever possible.

Water Safety:

·         Never leave your child unattended; parents need to focus on their children 100% of the time.

·         Enroll your child in swimming lessons.

·         The supervising adult should be within an arm’s length of the child being watched when in or near the water.

Protect yourself against poison ivy, oak, sumac, and tick bites:

·         Wear protective clothing (long sleeves, long pants, tuck pants into socks).

·         Use tick/bug repellent when going outside.

·         Stay in the center of paths, keeping away from overgrown areas and do not sit directly on the ground.

·         Perform tick checks on family members every day.

·         Watch for signs of rash around tick that appear as a bull’s-eye rash (red outer ring surrounding a clear area) coupled with fever, chills, and body aches.  This could be a sign of Lyme disease and you should contact your doctor immediately.

Helmet Safety:

·         Helmets should be worn whenever a child is “on wheels”.  This means bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.

·         The helmet must fit properly.

·         Parents should lead by example and wear helmets as well.

Have a great summer and see you next year!

Remember that in a safe and healthful school environment, students will become lifelong learners!