Is it a cold or is it the flu?
New Online Clinic Referrals
In an effort to reduce the time of clinic visits and the amount of papers coming home with your students, we have implemented the use of an electronic clinic referral here at Magnolia Parkway. When a student needs to be send to the clinic, the teacher will complete the online referral and the clinic is alerted immediately that the student is on there way and prepares to meet that student's need in advance. No papers are generated unless the student needs to go home due to illness or injury. Phone calls will be made for those instances when a parent needs to be notified for some reason. This should serve to streamline our referral process and help assist your student to be successful.
Our main goal is to ensure that your student is well, safe and able to learn. Time spent out of the classroom is time not used for instruction. Here at Magnolia Parkway we have implemented the "7 B's" to assist our teachers on when it is appropriate to send students to the clinic. Hopefully, this will reduce the amount of unnecessary visits and maximize your student's time in the classroom where the real learning happens!
Welcome back students and parents! We are glad to have you back for the 2017-2018 school year here at M.P.E.S.
If you have medical concerns or changes and/or medications, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can provide the best possible care for your student on day one.
As you may have noticed, we have implemented the final part of our Air Quality Flag Program here at Magnolia Parkway. Thank you to Mr. Corey for installing the flag.
The flag is also visible to the car rider line so that it can be utilized by the parents as well. Please take notice of the colors as these indicate the air quality for that day. For more information please see the previous post or visit https://www.airnow.gov/
At Magnolia Parkway Elementary, we will be monitoring the air quality daily and alerting our staff to any alerts in air quality based on the color coded system at AirNow.gov. This enables us to better serve our students and staff who may have respiratory concerns.
"If you are sick"..........
Please watch this short, informational video on keeping you and your family well as we enter this Flu season.
We are excited to announce that Woodforest Pediatric Dentistry will be on our campus again this year on November the 3rd to present their "Marvin the Monkey" program for our Prekindergarten through first grade students.
CDC Information on Norovirus
This is a short video from the CDC highlighting the Norovirus. This virus is one of the leading causes for pediatrician visits related to diarrhea. It is also responsible for many outbreaks on cruise ships. This virus is easily transmitted and may lead to severe dehydration. The CDC states that alcohol based hand cleaner (Purell/Germex) are NOT effective against this virus. So, it is important to practice good hand hygiene with SOAP and WATER.
Zika virus and pregnancy
Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. There have been reports of birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. Until more is known, CDC recommends special precautions for the following groups:
- Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare professional first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.
- Women trying to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare professional before traveling to these areas and strictly follow
Scientists at CDC and the Pan American Health Organization are working with public health experts in Brazil and other affected countries to investigate the possible link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.
For more information please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/2016/dpk-zika-virus.html