Health Insurance for Families
Children with health insurance miss fewer days of school, and applying for Florida KidCare is easy. Any family can apply, and many pay $20 or less per month to insure their children. Most pay nothing at all. Click here for additional information with local support in applying.
Florida KidCare is our state's free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. Should you need assistance or have any further questions, please reach out to Theresa Watson, RN, MSN, Outreach Nurse & Nursing Supervisor, Volusia County Schools or email at Tmwatso1@volusia.k12.fl.us
AFS Press Released 2018_Sunrise Elementary.pdf
Asthma Friendly Schools
Learn how to manage your child's asthma through a free one-hour interactive online module designed by the American Lung Association. Click the following link to access the course: Asthma Basics
Notes from the Clinic:
We are in bug season now. Moreover not just flu bugs, or stomach bugs, but head lice bugs. As with any contagious condition, prevention is key. Keep your child's hair pulled back if it's long; discourage head to head contact and sharing of brushes, combs, or 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 but 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 come pick your child up 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 at https://www.vcsedu.org/student-health-services/common-childhood-diseases.
Kelly Arnold, Clinic Assistant