We are in bug season now. Moreover not just flu bugs, or stomach bugs but head lice bugs. Prevention is key; keep your child's hair pulled back if it is long; discourage sharing of brushes, combs and head gear.
Please check your child for head lice during routine grooming. There is no outbreak of lice at this time but I encourage you to be proactive. The signs of head lice are scratching at the back of the neck and behind the ears. It appears like a dandruff flake glued near the base of the hair shaft. There are many over the counter treatments. Check with your child's doctor for what they recommend or you may pick up the flyer from your school, 'Guide for Head Lice Treatment.'
If your child has head lice, please notify the school nurse. If your child is found to have live bugs during school hours, you will be asked to pick up your child for early dismissal. Please have updated phone numbers on the emergency card at school. Should you have any questions, please contact the clinic or go to the School Health page on the school website for more information.
Pine Trail is having elementary health screenings on Friday, February 24th and Monday, February 27th. This program screens students in Kindergarten for vision and hearing; 1st grade for vision, hearing, height and weight and 3rd grade for vision, height and weight. Any students in 2nd, 4th or 5th grade that are new to the Florida school system are screened for vision and hearing.
We would love to have at least 2 volunteers during the screening times. If you can give any amount of time please let the office know. Friday: 8:30am to 2:00pm with 12:00pm - 12:30pm for lunch and Monday: 8:30am to 11:00am.
Thanks for all that you contribute to Pine Trail!
Janis lane, RN (386) 258-4672 x 51398