Texas Department of State Health Services Letter to Parents
FOOD AND FITNESS FOR A HEALTHY CHILD
Please print and fill this form out to send with any medicine that needs to be kept in the nurse's clinic.
Medication Administration Policy
Sun Safety-from poollifemag.com
- Use a broad-spectrum sun block with at least SPF 45. If your skin burns easily or you have a family history of skin cancer, use an even higher SPF of between 55 and 100.
- Make sure your sun block is broad spectrum. That means it blocks UVB—the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburns—and UVA, which passes through windows or glass and penetrates the skin more deeply causing wrinkles, pigmentation alterations and changes in texture
- Liberally apply sun block (1 teaspoon per body area) 30 minutes before sun exposure. .
- Use water-resistant or waterproof agents if you’re getting in the water. And reapply your sun block each time you get in and out of the water—even more than every two hours.
- Begin teaching children about sun safety at an early age.
- Use sun blocks with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide for those with sensitive skin and for kids. These sun blocks are generally safer and more hypoallergenic than sunscreens with chemicals.
- Don’t use sunscreen or sun block on babies younger than 6 months. Instead, keep them out of the sun completely.
- Wear a wide-brim hat. This will help protect your head and shoulders.
- Have umbrellas readily available to sit under and provide shade in your pool area.
- Wear sunglasses that also block UVA and UVB rays.
- Frequently apply a lip balm with sun block to protect extra-sensitive lips.
- Get vitamin D through diet or oral supplements.
- Drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day and hydrate more frequently when outdoors, exercising or sweating excessively. Sports drinks contain electrolytes, so they’re good for extreme sports or lengthy outdoor activities, but water alone is sufficient for most people.
As the school year is coming to an end, please remember to have your children vaccinated before the school year begins. Below is a list of required immunizations.
Required Immunizations for 2011-2012 School Year
Vaccine requirements for students entering KG, 1st, 7th, and 8th grade:
* 2 doses of Hepatitis A for students entering KG-3rd Grade
* 2 doses of Varicella for students entering KG-3rd and 7th-10th Grade
* 1 booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) for students entering 7th grade, if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of Tetanus-Diphtheria-containing vaccine
* 1 dose of Meningococcal for students entering 7th-10th grade
* 2 doses MMR for students entering K-3rd
* 3 doses Polio for students K-3rd