Does Your Student Need Medication Available At School?
If your student needs medication available at school, please watch this presentation:
Please share with your student and their doctors.
Medical Forms and Care Plans
Please click the appropriate link below to downloads forms.
Please complete entire form, including parent and physician signature, before submitting to School Nurse.
New forms need to be submitted annually, at the beginning of each academic school year.
Health Information Form
Medication Permission Form
Anaphylaxis Care Plan
Asthma Care Plan
Diabetes Care Plan
Seizure Care Plan
Acalanes School Nurse/School Health Services
School Nurse/Health Services
The School Nurse’s Office is located in the Attendance Office. Each site has a School Nurse present part-time. The School Nurse is a Registered Nurse with a specialized ...more
While our students are learning about Digital Citizenship, here is a resource on digital safety for parents.
Check out this recommended book on parenting in today's fast-paced digital age:
Read this article on how School Nurses Build Strong Children (and Schools!).
Click the following link to access resources on alcohol: Alcohol Resources
Staph Infections and MRSA
Included here are resources on Staph Infections and MRSA.
Please inform the school if your student has a staph or other infectious skin infections so we can monitor for outbreaks and ensure student health and safety.
A Parent’s Guide to MRSA in California
MRSA For Athletes
Please contact School Nurse Dvora Citron for any questions or concerns.
Please access the following resources for information on pursuing a Nursing Career.
My School Nurse You Tube Channel
Access my youtube channel here.
New Resource on Autism: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Autism_Resource_Center/Home.aspx
The Friend Tree
Our mission at The Friend Tree: Creative Autism Solutions Team, is to create a safe, sensory-friendly, child-centered environment that will support and cultivate children with special needs/Autism. We will provide a comprehensive suite of services, including therapeutic, educational, social growth opportunities, respite, advocacy and counseling services, and parental/family supportive services…all in one convenient location!
AHS School Nurse Site
Stress Relief for Tests and Finals
Parenting Advice You Might Not Want To Hear
Parents...Sound The Alarm!
This is a very radical idea that may have unpredictable consequences.
to read entire article.
Why You Should Buy Your Kids An Alarm Clock:
Hello Acalanes! Meet Your School Nurse...
I am Dvora Citron, the Acalanes School Nurse. This is my 13th year at AHS. My position is half-time, and I am typically in the Acalanes School Nurse Office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and variable ...more
Acalanes School Nurse Calendar 2016-17
AHS School Nurse Workdays 2016-17.pdf
Please check regularly for updates.
Last updated 12/2/16.
Self-Compassion=Student Success AND Well-Being!
This past week I attended an excellent training on Self-Compassion sponsored by the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. The practice of self-compassion may be even more beneficial than Mindfulness. Teens who cultivated a greater sense of inner kindness and sympathy toward the difficulties in their life were the least stressed, least depressed, and most satisfied with their lives. Read more HERE.
Mindfulness Group for Students
Embrace 2017! Get a fresh start with this new semester and come to the Mindfulness Group. The Mindfulness Group for Students meets every Tuesday immediately after school until 4:00 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. This group is facilitated by School Nurse Dvora Citron, RN, MS. This weekly opportunity is a time during which students can learn and practice mindfulness skills and also cultivate supportive strategies for coping with stress. In addition to silent periods of sitting, we also learn and discuss adaptive coping mechanisms for dealing with the every-day stress of high-school life, as well as other issues including chronic disease, pain, and anxiety. For more information or questions, please contact Acalanes School Nurse, Dvora Citron, @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've been thinking of attending or wondering what it's about, please show up! Come to talk Dvora Citron School Nurse if you have any questions.
All students are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Mindfulness Resources List (updated 10/2015)
Please take the time and opportunity to check out the variety of resources available to help support your health, happiness, and success in academics/life ...more
Wellness and Resilience
Crisis Support Resources
Please access the links in this folder for a variety of resources:
Please contact Dvora Citron, RN, MS, Acalanes School Nurse for direct support.
Eating Breakfast Improves GPA!
No doubt that if you fuel your brain before you start school in the morning, you'll learn better and learn more!
Make a commitment and make a plan: wake up early, get it ready to take with you, or get it at the AHS Cafeteria before class.
Get smart, get breakfast.
Health Apps: Is Your Smartphone Your Doctor?
Post #1 in a series on health, medicine and digital/wireless technology.
I regularly evaluate health apps. I want to know if I'll find utility in them for my students/patients, as a nurse, and also ...more
Please inform Attendance and the School Nurse if your student has Mono.
We will ask you to get medical documentation of the diagnosis from your student's MD as well, including any restrictions and clearances as needed.
Resources on Mononucleosis:
Mental Health Webinar
Free Teen Depression Webinar
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:00-4:15PM ET
What parents need to know – and the new
danger of social media and live-streaming
Facebook Live and other live-streaming social ...more
What Are Your Challenges As Parents?
Please download the Concussion Resource Packet, available digitally here.
If your student has a concussion, my highest recommendation is to REST ASAP (mental, physical, cognitive, emotional). Decrease as many demands/stimulation as possible until student begins to experience less symptoms. Have student evaluated by their regular MD if possible. But above all else, REST.
What is a concussion:
Not only are we seeing more concussion in youth, but we now understand more about the pathophysiology and necessary recovery for this mild traumatic brain injury.
Concussion Legacy Foundation - http://concussionfoundation.org/
If your student sustains a concussion, it is crucial for them to be evaluated and treated by a trained healthcare provider. As with any health/medical condition, please make sure you obtain detailed medical documentation to submit to the school. Please download and print this packet and ask the evaluating medical provider to complete the Medical Diagnosis form, and then submit that to school.
In addition, please make sure you notify the following people at school to assist in managing concussion for students:
-Chris Clark, Athletic Trainer (if your student is in sports, PE)
-Dvora Citron, School Nurse
-Your Student's Counselor
Please click the following link to access resources on concussion:
Concussion In The News: http://www.nba.com/official/concussion_policy_summary.html
A Blood Test To Diagnose Concussion?
Students are invited to join this club lead by Cara Wolfe*. Students will have the opportunity to share their experiences and resources.This club will meet in the Faculty Dining Room during lunch (12:00-12:35) on the following Wednesdays:
- October 19
- November 9
- December 14
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 19
- May 31
*Staff advisor: Dvora Citron, School Nurse
American Academy of Pediatricians Recommends Full Time Nurse in Every School!
No Shots? No School!
According to California Health and Safety Code, a student enrolling in a California school must be adequately immunized and have his/her immunization record on file with the school. Students who fail to comply with these immunization requirements shall be excluded from school.
Senate Bill 277 now prohibits parents from filing a new personal beliefs exemption. Existing personal belief statements filed before January 1, 2016 will be honored, but no new ones will be allowed.
If your child is missing one or more vaccinations, it will result in your child being excluded from school. Families will be receiving notification letters and will then have 10 days from the date on the notice to get their student vaccinated or the student will not be allowed to attend school. If you vaccinated your child but did not provide us with the records, please do so immediately so we can update our records.
You must provide your child’s immunization record, including the immunization dates (month, day, and year) and the doctor’s signature or stamp, and/or have your student receive any immunizations that might be necessary by the date indicated in the notification letter in order to avoid exclusion from school. This information must be returned to Dvora Citron, Acalanes School Nurse.
See http://www.shotsforschool.org/ for more information.
Migraine and Headache Resources
Challenge Success! Where To Start?
When we consider what our concept of success is for our family members, health and happiness is undoubtedly at the top of the list. That said, it's helpful to prioritize what will support that, and then plan for that realistically (at least most of the time). Hopefully the attached tool can help see that we indeed only have 24 hours in a day, and have to plan as such. Good Luck and Good Health!
Daily Time Management Grid.pdf
Check out this local conference on Learning and the Brain:http://www.learningandthebrain.com/Event-328/Academic-Mindsets/Program
Say BOO to the Flu!
Don’t miss school - Get your flu shot now! Flu Shot Info Here.
Student Health Issues in the News