Is it just a Cold or is it the Flu?
Check Your Flu F.A.C.T.S.
F = Fever
A = Aches
C = Chills
T = Tiredness
S = Sudden onset
WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE FLU
Flu season is sticking around. See your doctor for information on how to best protect your student and yourself from the flu this year. Here are some updated guidelines and helpful tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HOW WELL ARE YOU WASHING YOUR HANDS?
Check the links below to be sure you and your student are practicing good hand-washing techniques. Enjoy some fun activities, sing some songs, and maybe learn a little more about how to stay well along the way!
Bossier Parish Schools Nursing Department
2719 Airline Drive ♦ Bossier City, LA 71111 ♦ (318)549-7250
We hope to provide you with useful information, as well as keep you updated on school activities. The Bossier Parish Nursing Department mission statement is to 'Promote the optimal health of our students, thus ensuring their maximum attendance'. We are working to establish good nutritional habits, provide health screenings, and offer use of support services to give students the tools to achieve success. We strive to make every effort to ensure your child's learning environment is as healthy as possible. Positive, parental communication and involvement are the best ways to reach that goal. Please keep us aware of any/all recent changes in your child's health needs by contacting your School Nurse or the BPS Nursing Department.
MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS
A Policy for Management of Severe Allergies in Schools has been implemented by the Bossier Parish School Board in compliance with SENATE BILL NO. 119, Section 1. R.S. 17:436.1(K), LA Act 624 involving the administration of medication in schools.
Today students will receive a letter informing their Parent/Guardian(s) of the addendum to the Bossier Parish School's Policy for Administration of Medication at School regarding this Act. The updated policy will be included in all future Student Handbooks, may be viewed on the BPS website home page, or at the link below. A copy of the Parent/Guardian(s) Letter of Information regarding Act 624 being given to all Bossier Parish students today can also be viewed at the provided link below.
Important to Your Student's Overall Health!
Dental problems can be caused by many things other than poor hygiene, so it's safe to say we will all need a dentist at some point in our lives. Though waiting to see a dentist until a problem arises may be more harmful to your child than you think. A dental problem can affect more than just the mouth. Whether a problem already exists, or to prevent them in the future, don't wait to take your child to see a dentist.
Need Assistance Getting Dental Care?
Children's Dental Services may be able to help. 51 dentists in our area are volunteering their services, partnering with Willis Knighton Health Systems to be apart of their Project NeighborHealth. For more information Call (318)212-6363. For more information on WKHS Project NeighborHealth click on the link below.