Medications at School
If your student needs to be on an antibiotic three times a day or less, please schedule those to be given at home. They can be given just before the student comes to school, just after they get home from school, and then again before bed. We often get an overwhelming amount of medications at school to be given at various times throughout the day and we appreciate your cooperation.
Brown Bag Lunches
Reminder: Common allergy triggers include foods such as: Peanuts, tree nuts, and shell fish. When you pack lunches for your students, keep in mind that we avoid having these trigger foods in our cafeteria.
Sunscreens and Sunburns
Sunscreen lotions and cream are effective in preventing adverse skin changes from exposure to sunlight; the higher the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number, the more protection. Researchers have now found that microscopic skin changes may occur even in the absence of redness, so an SPF of 30 is probably better than 15, even though 15 is enough to prevent redness and is currently recommended for the average person.
Products labeled “waterproof” remains effective for 80 minutes after immersion; those labeled “water resistance” about 40 minutes. Sunscreens should be applied 15 minutes before exposure to give active ingredients time to become more firmly attached to the skin. Reapplication every 60 to 90 minutes, more often if one sweats a lot.