Health, Safety and Resources
Wyandotte Public Schools are committed to a healthy, safe, and secure school environment. It is our goal to provide parents with supportive information to ensure that all students are performing
at their optimal level. My goal is to provide the safest and best learning environment for your child.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Here are some Autism Resources and helpful links. They are great resources and help to increase understanding and acceptance.
Jamie Perry, RN, BSN
COMMUNICABLE & NON-INFECTIOUS DISEASES
- Bronchitis (Chest Cold)
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Cold vs. Flu
- Fifth Disease and Parvovirus B19 Infection
- Flu, Seasonal Influenza
- Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD)
- Hand Washing
- Head Lice
- Impetigo, Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease (strep throat, necrotizing fasciitis, impetigo)
- Molluscum (Molluscum Contagiosum)
- Mononucleosis, Infectious (Epstein-Barr Virus)
- MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
- Pinworm Infection, Parasites (Enterobiasis)
- Scabies, Parasites
- Scarlet Fever Group A Streptococcal (GAS Disease
- Strep Throat
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
HEAD LICE MANUAL
Below we have provided information sheets adapted from the State of Michigan Guidelines for Head Lice. The full Head Lice Manual can be found here.
- What are Head Lice?
- Life Cycle of Head Lice
- Head Lice Myths and Facts
- Transmission of Head Lice
- Symptoms of Head Lice
- Detecting Head Lice
- Management & Treatment
- Treatment with Pediculicides
- Safety & Precautions
- Manual Removal of Lice & Nits
- Alternative Methods
- Quick Guide for Managing Head Lice
- Treatment Options Comparison Chart
- Cleaning of Personal Items
- Head Lice Pediculosis Information Sheet
It is important for the welfare of the whole student body to be diligent when
it comes to head lice.
In the event your child has head lice, please report it immediately to their school office. The school will then notify the Health Aide. In order for the student to return to school, they must have a signed release from the Health Aide. You should obtain this by taking your child to the Board of Education, 639 Oak Street, Wyandotte, between 7:30 - 8:30 am, in session school days. The Health Aide will perform another check in 10 days to ensure there are no further live lice.
You may also leave a message at (734) 759-6004 if unavailable.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
PARENT RESOURCES & HELPFUL LINKS
Below are links that may provide additional help:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD's)
- Collaborating for Success
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Diet & Nutrition
- Keeping Kids Safe - Children, Mobiles & the Internet
- Medline Plus
- Michigan - Health Issues, Nutrition and Safety
- Overweight & Obesity, Childhood
- Parent Resources from U.S. Department of Education
- Suicide Prevention
- Teen Pregnancy
- Vaccines & Immunizations
- Youth Violence
CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. “Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses [the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A(H3N2) component was updated].
For the 2018-2019 season, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or “LAIV”) is again a recommended option for influenza vaccination of persons for whom it is otherwise appropriate. The nasal spray is approved for use in non-pregnant individuals, 2 years through 49 years of age.
For more information: Link www.cdc.gov/flu