Nurse's Updates

May 21, 2020.  Now that we're all wearing some type of face covering in public places, it's a good idea to review the steps for applying and removing these items.  Thanks to the Minnesota Department of Health, here are some helpful guidelines to consider for wearing face coverings: Key messages about cloth masks Create and wear masks by following CDC guidance. Be careful not...
Parent Stress Hotline:  1-800-632-8188
May 15, 2020.  By now, we all realize that the pressures of a pandemic can create unique forms of stress not seen in this country for a long time.  Other large-scale crises such as hurricanes, while very stressful, have a definite beginning, middle, and ending allowing individuals to begin rebuilding their lives.  For now, we all need to continue our efforts to follow public health...
May 12, 2020.  The current race to develop a safe and effective Covid19 vaccine is a good opportunity to remember the importance of assuring that your children continue to receive established  childhood vaccinations following the schedule outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Very few of us here in the U.S. likely recall the serious and even life-threatening effects...
Peer Grief Support Overdose Death new group forming.  See attached flyer or contact School Nurse Jean Hobbie for more information.
May 5, 2020. Here are new ways to help our families, friends, and communities: Complete the Census.  Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau undertakes the mammoth task of counting everyone who lives in the U.S. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (including schools, roads and hospitals), how we plan for the future, and...
             HEADS Up invites families to  join the "Go Green During Covid 19" Campaign.              * Decorate your front door and/or light up your porch in green              * Show your support for Children's Mental Health              * Go...
April 27, 2020. Curbside Medication Pick Up Day at HES:   May 1, 2020 - 9am-11:30am Email School Nurse Jean Hobbie to book your appointment in advance.  On pickup day, drive to the main entrance and call (413) 247-5010.  Nurse Jean will bring the packet of medications to your car.  Also, if you have medications stored at SA, please email by Thursday...
April 15, 2020.  Stay the Course.  News reports indicate that our collective health measures are just beginning to show some positive effects.  Let’s keep doing our part. Stay-At-Home.  Continue to stay away from public gathering places as much as possible.   If or when you must go out, continue to physically distance (“social distance”).  What does “...
April 6, 2020.  Please see important community update information from Cooley Dickinson Hospital and a comprehensive resource guide from Sen. Jo Comerford's Office: https://www.cooleydickinson.org/2020/04/thank-you-for-helping-us-help-you-a-message-from-cooley-dickinson-leadership/ https://senatorjocomerford.org/constituent-guide-to-covid-19/   Remote "Office Hours" for...
April 3rd First Responders and front line Health Care Workers continue to face dire shortages of medical grade personal protective supplies.  If you have packaged N95 face masks and/or other non-latex medical grade personal protective supplies in your home or business; donations, no matter how small, continue to be greatly appreciated. Contact your local EMS Department, the Western Region...
N95 Masks & Other Medical Supplies Urgently Needed.   First Responders and front line Health Care Workers continue to face dire shortages of medical grade personal protective supplies.  If you have packaged N95 face masks and/or other non-latex medical grade personal protective supplies in your home or business; donations, no matter how small, continue to be greatly appreciated....

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