December Post

The first of the year is upon us and the beginning of the school year behind us. Here are some of the things that have been going on in the health office this fall.

All students have had their hearing and vision screened, and the fifth grade has completed postural screening. Referrals have been sent home to those who did not pass the screenings. Many students have also had head lice screening. We completed the town Flu clinic and the SMILE dental team visited. Several students took advantage of the program.

I’m pleased to say that the student population is quite healthy. No major illness is “going around”. I’d like to think that is because we are pro active on preventative care here at Peirce. Our Great Body Shop lesson this past fall was all about germs and their transmission. The first grade has been getting health lessons from Wuzzy. I’m also happy to inform all that there is currently no active cases of head lice here at Peirce. The few students that did have it this fall have completely eradicated it!

I have more good news. My hours at the Peirce School have been increased. I am now in everyday from 8:30AM to 1:30PM. So far, these hours have been working out quite well.

For the new year I wish for continued health to all.

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About tharrah

School Nurse, Peirce School, Arlington, Ma
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