Holly Hodgkins Tel 532-6551
Harmony Beaton Tel. 532-6027 or 532-2285
students return to school, we would like to offer some reminders
and new information. If your child needs to take medication at
school during the school year, we will need a new Doctors Order
for the 2012-2013 school year. New
immunizations need to be reported to the nurse so we can keep
your child's health record up to date.
is also a good time to make a routine check for head lice. Students
have been to summer camps, sleepovers, etc. where they may have
had an increased chance to contact lice. If you do find lice or
nits (the eggs) contact either of us and
we can give you further advice on how to treat the problem.
Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious illness caused by bacteria. It can affect people of all ages. It mostly affects the respiratory system. Symptoms of pertussis are similar to a cold (sneezing, runny nose, low grade fever, and cough). After one to two weeks, the cough gets worse. Pertussis can be spread by breathing in the bacteria. This germ comes out of the mouth and nose when someone who has pertussis coughs. The best way to prevent pertussis is to be vaccinated. Using good health habits also helps slow the spread-wash your hands, cover your cough, and stay home when you are sick.
If you want more information regarding pertussis you may contact your healthcare provider. You can also visit the Maine Immunization Program at http://www.immunizeme.org
Holly Hodgkins, Houlton Jr./Sr. High School
Harmony Beaton, Houlton Elementary and Houlton Southside