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• Friday, August 24th, 2018

Attention parents and consumers of epinephrine products!!  There has been a sudden shortage of the brand EpiPen in some areas.  Also, some consumers are reporting expensive out-of-pocket cost.  There is another brand of epinephrine on the market, Auvi-Q.  You may have heard of it as the talking injector.

Auvi-Q is available and there is an opportunity to obtain it at little to zero cost.  Go to :   https://www.auvi-q.com/pdf/Direct-Delivery-Service-Enrollment-Form.pdf  

At this link you will find a form.   Complete the form and have your physician sign it.  Send in the form and you should receive a delivery to your door!   I haven’t personally tried it but I am hopeful it will work for you.

Auvi-Q was the brainchild of twins from right here in RVA!  These guys both have severe allergies and wanted to come up with a handy and easy solution.  Once activated, Auvi-Q takes you step-by-step through the administration process.  The unit is small enough to fit into your pants pocket.

Let me know if this is helpful or if you had any problems.  I wish you well.

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• Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Congratulations to all of our gators and teachers on a very successful, fun and exciting school year!  We had bball games, dance night, reading, field day, math, running club, chicks, science, trout, a new turkey queen, watch dogs, language arts and so much more.  Next year is going to be even better!  I’m so proud of all of our students and how they have worked SO hard this year, it really shows.

A reminder about medication.  If your child had medication on stock in the clinic, you will need to pick it up.  I cannot send it home by your child, safety first.  If it is not picked up by end of the school day on June 15, I will have to dispose of it.   This is a great opportunity to pick up medication sheets to prepare for school year 18/19.   I have enjoyed working with your child and getting to know them better.

Be careful during the summer, the sun can burn and there are ticks and snakes out.  Be safe around the water, always have a buddy with you.  I look forward to seeing all my gator friends in September.  Enjoy summer break!

 

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• Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

I’m including two notifications from VDH about the flu and the norovirus, both of which are prevalent in our community.  I hope you will find this information helpful.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s physician or the Henrico Health Department at:  804-501-5216.

Norovirus

Influenza

Thank you for keeping your child at home when they are feeling ill.  Your child should remain home for 24 hours after the fever has broken and without the aid of Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.  We are working to keep all of the Greenwood gators healthy!

 

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• Thursday, February 08th, 2018

Parents of 5th grade students:

HCPS is offering the Tdap vaccine to your child.  This vaccine is required by the Code of Virginia before your child may enter middle school.  Any students who are 10 years old may receive this vaccine.  The vaccine is free, however, a copy of your insurance card (front and back) or completing the information/consent form is necessary.  Be sure to read all information and to complete both sides of the parental consent form.

The Tdap clinic will be help at Greenwood Elementary School on March 15.  The paperwork is due and must be returned by Monday, February 19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, I may be contacted via email dbtaylor@henrico.k12.va.us or by contacting the school at 804-261-2970.

Thank you for your attention to this important information.  We want all of our Greenwood Gators to be ready when it’s their time to transition to middle school!

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• Thursday, May 25th, 2017

There is an envelope coming home on Friday for parents.  It is from the Virginia Department of Health concerning a vaccine for your child.  At this time the vaccine is not required only recommended.  This form is for your information.

Concerning vaccines,  your student will NOT be able to enter middle school until proof is received of a Tdap booster.  This vaccine is given for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus and is required.   When your child receives this booster, please send the paperwork to school.  If your child receives the booster during the summer, you will need to take the paperwork to your child’s middle school as records are transferred there.

If you have any questions concerning vaccines for your child, contact your pediatrician for more information.

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• Thursday, May 11th, 2017

We are quickly closing another successful school year at Greenwood.  During the last week of school, we will have many visitors.

Remember during this time to stop by the clinic to pick up any medications that have been available for your child this school year.  Any medications not picked up by 2:00 PM on June 15th will have to be disposed.  This is Henrico county policy.  I hate to waste medication, it’s just like pouring money down the drain.  Please don’t let this happen to you!  I look forward to seeing many of you.  Remember to pick up medication forms for next school year, I have them available.  They may also be downloaded from the HCPS website by going to:   http://henricoschools.us/health-safety/   Click on prescribed or OTC medication form.

For rising 6th grade students–CONGRATULATIONS!  We will miss you but wish you every success as you start middle school.  Blessings for a smooth and exciting transition.

Parents, please make sure your child has received the Tdap booster prior to the start of school in September.  Your child will be UNABLE to start without the required Tdap booster.  I thank you for your support.  It is vital to have an open line of communication to ensure the health, safety and well being of our gators.  Looking forward to school year 2018/2019!

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• Thursday, April 06th, 2017

There has been a recent recall of certain batches of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.  Please check your home supply for the recall.  Your students’ medication in the clinic has been checked for these lot numbers.  All EpiPen and EpiPen Jr prescriptions at school are valid and safe from the recall.  The link from the FDA:

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm

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• Thursday, April 06th, 2017

Did you know that HCPS has an app designed to assist you with school menus?  Not only what’s on the menu, but ingredients, nutritional values, and allergens.  Included are colorful pictures with serving sizes.  It’s a helpful tool when planning your child’s meals.

Check it out at:  http://henrico.nutrislice.com

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• Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Good news for parents of children with severe food allergies.   There is help for the cost of the auto-injectors!  Go to epinephrineautoinject.com  for a $50 off savings.   This is for the Impax brand of generic epinephrine.   Both strengths of epinephrine are covered, the 0.15 mg and the 0.3 mg pens.    HCPS does not endorse this product, just providing information for parents to consider.   Remember to have all auto injectors ready for school to begin on September 4, 2018.  If you have any questions, I can be contacted at dbtaylor@henrico.k12.va.us    Thank you in advance for helping us keep our gators safe and healthy!

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• Friday, December 09th, 2016

mumps

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