Summertime is almost here
Another school year is quickly coming to an end and summer vacation is just around the corner. As we look forward to a more relaxing time with lots of outdoor activities with family and friends, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some important summer safety tips from the Academy of Pediatrics.
Fun in the Sun
The 1st and best line of defense against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a 3-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block 99-100%of UV rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave.
Stay in the shade whenever possible and avoid sun exposure during peak intensity hours – between 10am and 4 pm.
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen – about one ounce per sitting. Apply at least 30 minutes before going outside even on cloudy days. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
Before prolonged physical activity, a child should be well – hydrated. During the activity, periodic drinking should be enforced – example: each 20 minutes, 9 oz of cold tap water or a flavored sports drink for an adolescent weighing 132 lbs – even if they don't feel thirsty.
Protect your children from dangerous products that have been recalled by visiting, www.kidsindanger.org
Seasonal safety tips from A to Z. Visit www.nsc.org
HAVE A RELAXING SAFE SUMMER!
Barbara Lucas BSN, RN
New Student reminders
In compliance with the laws and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, all new entrants into the Lodi Public School District must present documentation of immunizations and a physical exam performed in the last 12 months.
Lodi public school shall admit students on a provisional basis if a physician or his or her designee can document that at least one dose of each required age-appropriate vaccine or antigen has been administered and that the pupil is in the process of receiving the remaining immunizations, as per the Lodi Board of education regulation No. 5320.
Any questions please call the office during school hours or email me at the above address.