Recently, there has been an increase in the number of cases of "AFM" or a "polio-like" virus reported in the news. AFM (Acute flaccid myelitis) is a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. It may result from a variety of causes but it is suspected that it is caused from exposure to one or more viruses such as West Nile virus but the exact cause is not entirely clear.
While this condition is very rare, it is serious and the effects may cause permanent damage to the nervous system. These symptoms include facial drooping, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech, sudden arm or leg weakness and paralysis. Should you notice any of these symptoms in your child you should seek medical care immediately.
Welcome back Magnolia Parkway students and parents! It's a new year and I look forward to meeting you on meet the teacher night 8/16/18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you need to drop off medications for your student or give us any updated health information, this is the perfect time so that everything is in place for our first day of classes. I hope you have a great start to the year!
END OF YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP
The end of the school year is quickly approaching. If you have medications in the clinic for a student please make arrangements to have an adult pick them up no later than 1:00 p.m. on 05/25/2018. Absolutely no medications will be kept past this date.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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.