Please call the school nurse with any questions or concerns related to your child. The nurse is in school daily starting the two weeks before school starts if you would like to drop off medication for the upcoming school year or discuss your child's specific health concerns. The line to speak with the nurse on the first day of school can be long. Please contact the nurse before school starts to avoid waiting in line.All Health forms for Lexington Public Schools are available here
. Information about medication at school can be found there. No medication can be given by the school nurse without a doctor's order and parent permission.
Please notify the school nurse with any changes in your child's health status. These changes may include an injury, an illness, a hospitalization, an illness or death of a family member/beloved pet and any other event in which your child may need some extra support during their school day.
A doctor's order is needed if your child is to be excused from recess or gym for any reason. Children are kept indoors for recess when the temperature outside during the winter is below 20 degrees.
The nurse does not get messages left on the school absence line (office staff get these messages) unless directed to by parents. Messages for the school nurse are to be left on the nurse's voice mail at extension 1105.Announcements
- Please consider bringing an extra set of clothes (especially socks and underwear) to be kept in your child's locker in case of any urinary accidents or contact with puddles at recess.
Healthy Tips for Children
- getting enough sleep, avoid coming to school too tired to learn
- keeping hydrated, even during winter months
- eating a healthy diet
- washing hands before eating
- using lotions and balms on skin that is dry, red and chapped
- getting regular exercise
- dress appropriately for weather, especially in winter with boots, snow pants, hats, mittens/gloves
Website for reducing stress and developing resiliency:
Lice- Lice is common at any time of the year. Please monitor your child's head regularly for lice. Early detection and treatment are the best strategies for getting rid of lice. Nit picking is required for at least two weeks to keep the child free of lice, sometimes longer nit picking is required for complete removal.
No one likes to find lice on their child's head but not checking for lice could result in a bigger job and a longer time for treatment. Some parents like to keep a lice infestation occurrence private. Please consider calling family and friends with possible exposure to help limit the time of treatment for everyone involved. Another way to inform other parents without having to expose your family is to tell the school nurse and an anonymous update will be posted on this website. (see below) There are many resources available to parents for lice management. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions.
Here is the month to month lice report by grade at Bowman:
Sept (so far) - grade 3
All cases have had treatment at home. The parents involved continue to look for and pick out nits.Head Lice Management Tips