Charlemagne eNews

September 22, 2019

Dear Families,


The rains have started, but with the rain comes rainbows, and what more perfect picture than the one below gracing our school?


Curriculum Night

Thanks so much for joining us for Curriculum Night this past week! We really enjoyed seeing such a great turnout and hope that you were able to learn more about our interns and staff, your child’s classrooms, and volunteer activities to support the school. If you missed out on sign-up activities and would like to know more, you can always email us at frenchiepto@gmail.com. We welcome your involvement!


Information Profiles

Just a reminder that if you did not get a chance to return your child’s signed information profile, please do so this week so that we have completed information for all students and can start to put together our student directory.


After School Activities

Many clubs and after school activities have started. If you would like more information please visit the Charlemagne websitefor details about after-school activities.


Health – Reminders from our School Nurse


Just a reminder from the School Nurse! Here are some good reminders for Fall term! School will be a healthy environment if…


YOUR CHILD GETS THE FLU VACCINE THIS SEASON!

The vaccine is widely available beginning in October. And while the flu shot is never 100% effective, the flu is 100% no fun! Contact the school if you have confirmed flu or ANY flu like symptoms; abrupt onset of chills, fever, aches, persistent cough/chest discomfort, among others.


YOU HELP YOUR CHILD PRACTICE GOOD RESPIRATORY/HAND HYGIENE

Be sure to cough and sneeze into your arm (“chicken wing”) and wash hands before and after eating and after using the bathroom. Together we can prevent the spread of germs.


YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME WHEN HE/SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL

Watch for fatigue, loss of appetite, and sore throat, as these are signs that your child has germs to spread. Please let us know about Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Measles, the Flu, Strep Throat, etc. It helps us to protect our school community and guides our sanitizing efforts and education. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE HAD A FEVER, VOMITING, OR DIARRHEA IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, HAVE A SUSPICIOUS RASH, OR UNCONTROLLABLE PAIN.


YOUR CHILD IS UP-TO-DATE ON REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

Per state law, you must complete the Certificate of Immunization (CIS) form before your child comes to school. Your child needs at least one shot of each required series before he/she may start school. His/her immunization records must be up-to-date in February of the same school year in order to stay in school. Call your child’s health care provider and be sure he/she is up to date. Please make appointments as necessary. Need a place to go? See the back of this page…


YOU INFORM THE SCHOOL ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SEASONAL HEALTH NEEDS

Does your child need to keep an inhaler or other medications at school? Please drop by the office to fill out appropriate forms and notify staff of the need for any assistance.


PLEASE KNOW: THERE IS NOT ALWAYS A NURSE IN THE BUILDING. The district nurses supervise and assist school staff in providing for your child’s medical needs. If your child requires special assistance at school (i.e. daily medication, emergency medication, help with care tasks, or a specific emergency plan) please contact the school nurse through your school’s main office as soon as possible so that we may notify and prepare staff for your child’s first day. Be prepared to provide details of your child’s condition, doctor’s orders, and to update this information every year.


YOU MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL HAS YOUR MOST UP-TO-DATE PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESS

Teach this information to your child and notify the school immediately of any changes. When your child gets sick or injured at school, we want you to know.


YOU HELP YOUR CHILD DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Please be sure your child has appropriate footwear and outerwear. If your child needs to keep a change of clothes or any other supplies in the office or in her backpack, please let us know. And please call the office if you are struggling to provide for your child; we can help!


YOU TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT HEAD LICE AND CHECK HIM ROUTINELY

Remind your child not to share hats, hoods, hairbrushes, etc. and to report any itching to the nearest adult. If lice strike your family, get in touch with the school nurse ASAP for treatment advice and support. Your child is welcome at school following treatment as long as you are combing every morning and not finding any live bugs. Screen all household members close to scalp line for nits (lice eggs) and for live lice. Use really good lighting and pay close attention to area behind ears and at nape of neck. Look for tear shaped, yellowish eggs firmly glued to the hair shaft. Nits are tiny, smaller than the head of a straight pin. Pictures are available at the web site http://identify.us.com If in doubt, or you see nits, please consult with your health care provider, school health clinic, or school nurse.


Have a wonderful school year and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health at school.

Lourie Morgan, RN, BSN; morgan_l@4j.lane.edu


For IMMUNIZATIONS/MEDICAL/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:


4J School-Based Health Centers

Churchill HS:

(541) 790 5227

N. Eugene HS:

(541) 790 4445

Low or no-cost immunizations, basic medical, mental health, etc. services for 4J students and siblings up to age 18. Call for fee info and appointment.




Lane County Public Health

(541) 682 4041

Low or no-cost immunizations for the whole family. Call for an appointment.




Community Health Centers of Lane County

(541) 682 3550

Low or no-cost medical, mental health, etc. services for the whole family. Several sites. Call for an appointment.



For DENTAL CARE:



Lane Community College Dental Clinic

(541) 463 5206

Low cost basic dental services for the whole family. Call for fee info and appointment.




White Bird Dental Clinic

(541) 344 8302

Emergency and basic dental services for no/low-income underinsured residents, also accepts some OHP members. Call for appointment.



Other Helpful Resources


Need health insurance? Apply online at www.HealthyKids.com or call 1(877) 314 5678

For reliable info about lice, and a million other kids health issues, visit www.KidsHealth.org


If you have OHP but have no means of getting to appointments, call RideSource at (541) 682 5566.


PTO Meeting


We invite everyone to join us for our first PTO meeting on October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Your involvement is critical to the success of all our children, so we would love to have as many parents get involved as possible. Please come join us!


Have a great week!


ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak
PTO Co-Chairs