The Bugs are Back

  Welcome to Spring!         
We all are grateful for the warmth of the spring sunshine. With the warmth and the season change comes a few health related topics to keep in mind and to exercise caution and prevention.
One being skin sun exposure. Sunscreen is always important however those first few exposures without sunscreen can lead to severe sunburns. All precautions should be used as severe sunburns are linked the development of skin cancer later in life. Sunglasses and a brimmed hat are also recommended during the times spent outdoors. I encourage parents to apply sunscreen to
your child’s exposed skin before he/she goes to school every day.
Sunscreen should be applied repeatedly during extended periods of time outdoors in the sun.
Spring is also a time of increased Tick activity. Deer ticks can carry Lyme Disease and steps should be taken to avoid being bitten. Insect repellant containing DEET is recommended to prevent all tick bites. However; repellant containing DEET should not be applied directly to your child’s skin. Application to clothing and apparel is encouraged. Please click on the “Tick Information” download along the right side of this page for complete details. Mosquitoes are soon to follow and the same recommendations apply. I encourage parents to apply repellant to
your child’s exposed skin before he/she goes to school every day.  Don’t lets the bugs keep you indoors; though, just take precautions and enjoy the Great Outdoors!