Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Welcome to RMS Clinic E-News      



Google Classroom Code: o6mh6lc

Clinic Phone: 469-752-6209
Email: christie.camizzi@pisd.edu

During this time of Covid, I am pleasantly surprised with just how well our students have  complied with mask-wearing, hand sanitizing, social distancing and just being conducting themselves in a responsible manner.  Although we have had one student test positive, we know Covid was not passed to her while at school but from a close contact at home and so far NO STUDENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE.  We also had a positive staff member and NOT ONE STUDENT contracted the illness from that situation either.  This leads me to believe that mask-wearing and everything else we are doing here at Robinson on a daily basis is effective for preventing the spread of disease.

To all the students and families that have quarantined as a result of our isolated positive cases; 
THANK YOU, WE MISS YOU and CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU BACK!!!! 

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Virtual Learning and Vision

During Covid, many students are attending virtual class and for students on campus, learning often incorporates electronics as part of their curriculum.  Therefore, we want to encourage students to take good care of their EYES! Here are some handy tips with the article link below.

 Look for signs of eye strain:

  1. Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
  2. Losing their place while reading or using a finger to guide their eyes when reading
  3. Squinting or tilting the head to see better
  4. Frequent eye rubbing
  5. Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
  6. Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
  7. Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
  8. Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
  9. Avoiding using a computer, because it “hurts his eyes”
  10. Receiving lower grades than usual
                                              You can also manage screen time by:

  • Implement a “no-screens” rule at least an hour or two before their scheduled bedtime to ensure that screen usage does not interfere with a child’s sleep.
  • Set a time limit on your child’s phone use. Apple, Google and other tech companies have recently introduced time management features and apps that allow you to monitor your child’s daily screen time. Visit your phone manufacturer’s website or store to learn more.
  • Monitor your child’s distance from the screen. Some experts suggest positioning device screens based on the 1/2/10 rule: mobile phones ideally at one foot, desktop devices and laptops at two feet, and roughly 10 feet for TV screens depending on the size of the screen.
  • Encourage time outdoors. With warmer weather in full swing, it’s a perfect time to do so. A number of recent studies have found that spending more time outdoors may help prevent or reduce the progression of nearsightedness in children.

“Physical activity and fitness are important to not only give children a break from computer use, but also to help lessen the ongoing epidemic of obesity and diabetes in our country,” said Dr. Benjamin Willis, Director of Epidemiology at The Cooper Institute and a board-certified ophthalmologist.

For more information about protecting your eyes, follow this link: https://fitnessgram.net/impact-of-virtual-learning-on-childrens-vision/

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FitnessGram is the Solution

Physical activity rates have dropped 66% since 2019, and many of the least active among us are our children. In fact, childhood obesity is one of the greatest threats to our youth, and therefore our country.

 This year, 1 in 3 children will be diagnosed with diabetes. Relatedly, 75% of young adults are not fit for military service, primarily due to obesity, physical fitness or other factors.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

   Welcome to RMS Clinic E-News      



Google Classroom Code: o6mh6lc

Clinic Phone: 469-752-6209
Email: christie.camizzi@pisd.edu

Dear Parents,

 Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  If you have medication that needs to be given daily at school, please bring it to the clinic Thursday, Sept. 3 between 8:30-2:30 PM or Tuesday, Sept. 8 between 8am and 4 PM.  You will need to fill out a medication administration form for each medication.

 If you have a student with any special health condition that you would like to discuss with me, please call me or email me and we can set up a time to talk.  I like to be familiar with all more serious conditions or unique needs your child has so that I can help him/her as much as I can when they are here on campus.

 If you have a 7th grader that has NOT received their Tdap and Meningitis vaccines yet, you have likely received phone calls from me.  Texas State Law requires  that I have these vaccine updates completed before a student attends school.  Please call me to discuss if you have been called as there are several I have not heard from yet.

Thank you and have a wonderful school year!


How Will the Clinic Function When Students Come Back on Sept. 9?


     When a student needs to come to the clinic, the teacher will call the nurse and when possible, that student will stay in class and I will come to them with whatever they need.  The clinic is for serious symptoms and issues only.  Resting in the clinic with mild issues will no longer be accommodated as it may have been in the past.  We want to minimize all unnecessary exposures in the clinic space.

     The clinic will have a private triage desk sitting outside the clinic.  This is where students may come for bandaids, mild injuries, temperature checks, Vaseline, contact solution and any other item they might need during the school day.  I will be there to assist them.

     However, when a student has complaints of feeling poorly, that is when they will come inside the clinic and I will assess them further to see how we need to manage that issue.  If a student is found to be ill, I will call their parent and the student is required to be picked up in 30 minutes but no later than 1 hour.

     If after my assessment, the student is found to possibly have symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, that student will go to an isolation room so that well and other sick students will not be exposed.  That parent will be contacted and the student will be picked up in 30 minutes but no later than 1 hour.

     If a student or parent is tested for Covid and comes up positive, then the District Health office is contacted and a team identifies those people who may have been exposed and will be in touch with them.

If you have any specific concerns or questions, please contact me at the number listed above and I will be happy to answer!


Interesting Articles About Wearing Masks, Covid & Kids and Back to School






Wednesday, August 12, 2020

                         Welcome to RMS Clinic E-News      



Google Classroom Code: o6mh6lc

Clinic Phone: 469-752-6209
Email: christie.camizzi@pisd.edu


How Will the Clinic Function When Students Come Back on Sept. 9?


     When a student needs to come to the clinic, the teacher will call the nurse and when possible, that student will stay in class and I will come to them with whatever they need.  The clinic is for serious symptoms and issues only.  Resting in the clinic with mild issues will no longer be accommodated as it may have been in the past.  We want to minimize all unnecessary exposures in the clinic space.

     The clinic will have a private triage desk sitting outside the clinic.  This is where students may come for bandaids, mild injuries, temperature checks, Vaseline, contact solution and any other item they might need during the school day.  I will be there to assist them.

     However, when a student has complaints of feeling poorly, that is when they will come inside the clinic and I will assess them further to see how we need to manage that issue.  If a student is found to be ill, I will call their parent and the student is required to be picked up in 30 minutes but no later than 1 hour.

     If after my assessment, the student is found to possibly have symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, that student will go to an isolation room so that well and other sick students will not be exposed.  That parent will be contacted and the student will be picked up in 30 minutes but no later than 1 hour.

     If a student or parent is tested for Covid and comes up positive, then the District Health office is contacted and a team identifies those people who may have been exposed and will be in touch with them.

If you have any specific concerns or questions, please contact me at the number listed above and I will be happy to answer!


Interesting Articles About Wearing Masks, Covid & Kids and Back to School














Monday, March 23, 2020


Welcome to the 2019-20 Robinson Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates!   

~Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN


CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION is March 23, 2020 at the following times:
  • 6th grade students may come between 9 am and 12 pm.
  • 7th grade students may come between 12 pm and 3 pm.
  • 8th grade students may come between 3 pm and 6 pm.
I will be outside, under the tent,  if you need to pick up any urgent medications such as Epi-Pens, inhalers, etc.




              

Contents:

1.  District Information on the Corona Virus Dated 3.23.2020
2.  Note from Nurse Camizzi <3
3.  Cooper Clinic:  Stay Active, Stay Healthy


  • Information Regarding COVID-19 and School Closures

    03.23.2020 - Chromebook Update for Plano ISD Families

    Thank you for your ongoing patience as we navigate the challenging circumstances related to COVID-19 and our subsequent school closure. With nearby Dallas County’s declaration on Sunday afternoon implementing a Shelter in Place protocol starting midnight on March 23, Plano ISD is expediting our Chromebook distribution to get as many Chromebooks as possible handed out on Tuesday, March 24. We apologize for the last minute change, however, with the Shelter in Place being so close to our school community, we want to ensure that our students are able to receive their devices. Your child’s school will be contacting you with their specific plans for expedited Chromebook distribution. Thank you again for your flexibility and patience as we work to serve our students and families during this time.

    Additional Information and Resources

  • Schools Are Closed to the Public through April 3

    Plano ISD schools will remain closed to the public through Friday, April 3, in an effort to support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19. This action follows advice from local, state and national health authorities. The district will use the week of March 30-April 3 to reassess whether there is a need to extend the suspension of normal district operations beyond April 3, and will communicate a decision to the public at that time. Plano ISD will remain flexible as we roll out our long-term plan for instructional continuity, and as we continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. Although our buildings remain closed to the public, we will continue to meet the academic and social emotional needs of our students and families. 
    We will stay connected with you through our multiple communications channels, and we ask that you please visit www.pisd.edu/healthupdate to receive the most current and accurate information
Note from Nurse Camizzi


     For ongoing updates on the COVID-19, you may follow local news and refer to the CDC and WHO websites for updates as they become available.  However, I want to encourage you to also partake in good self-care during this time by not overdoing the media coverage of this pandemic. Social media and unofficial news sources can really raise anxiety levels by sensationalizing information and even give inaccurate data that may make things seem worse than they actually are.  So, go easy on yourself and protect your self and your family by taking media breaks while staying in touch with the necessary information.  

Also, try to avoid anxiety-producing conversations with friends and family. If we all do our part in maintaining positivity, focusing on what is good and encouraging each other, we will all be just fine. Focus on what we DO have control over such as measures to help "flatten the curve" by following the actions below.  

We can reach out to friends and family electronically or donate canned food items to Minnie’s Food Pantry right here in Plano (https://minniesfoodpantry.org/).  These are all positive responses to this pandemic and will spread kindness and give hope to those with less resources.  

Rediscover a hobby you've wanted to take up but haven't found the time until now.  I have a puzzle room, a painting room and have set up Zoom meetings with family, my Zumba class and Lifegroup to keep social contacts and a bit of normalcy during this quarantine.  

These are all ways we can stay healthy and happy during an uncertain time.

How to help flatten the curve:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Self-isolate when you are sick or suspect you might be
  • Social distancing or staying 6 feet away: many states have closed public schools, workers are doing so from home and all events of 50 or more people should be canceled over the next 8 weeks as recommended by the CDC.


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Cooper Clinic:  Stay Active. Stay Healthy


APRIL 2020


GET ACTIVE. STAY HEALTHY


Staying active and fit is a critical part of staying healthy. 

Staying active and fit is a critical part of staying healthy. Although many schools and businesses are sending people home, it doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still be physically active. 

As students transition to online learning, be mindful of how much screen time your kids are getting. Instead of allowing them to spend the next few days or weeks binge-watching TV and playing video games, try finding fun activities to keep the whole family active. Check out our post with six tips to reduce unnecessary screen time and try out the screen time calculator to make sure they stay within a safe range.

“Our research has shown time and time again that fitness and physical activity improves our overall health and quality of life,” said Dr. Laura DeFina, President, CEO and Chief Science Officer of The Cooper Institute. “This is a great time to focus on our health by making fitness a priority for the whole family.”

In light of recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Cooper Institute will not hold any events between now and June 1.


Get Active. Get Healthy. PLAY 60.

The NFL and it's charitable partners have put together a vast list of P.E. resources to keep kids moving and motivated at least 60 minutes daily during the coronavirus quarantine. Share your at-home physical activity with us by using #GetActiveStayHealthy or tagging @cooperinstitute on social media!




Free Resources: OPEN PhysEd Home PE Curriculum

OPEN PhysEd is sharing a treasure trove of FREE online PE curriculum for parents and students to use at home to help them get active and stay healthy at home. The site is loaded with downloadable resources and they are sharing tons of video content with PE teachers across the country. Some of the newest content includes:

·     GDoc of 2 week activity logs in English and Spanish
·     2 new elementary lesson videos
·     More coming daily!

Follow OPEN PhysEd on social media to see the latest. We will also be sharing their content on our social channels as well. You can find even more online content from PE teachers around the country by searching #physed #teachershelpingteachers.


Protect Teens From Depression

Physical fitness isn't just about how strong the body is. It can also play an important role in maintaining good mental health.

Teens especially may be struggling with the social isolation of the coronavirus quarantine. Fitness and exercise may play a critical role in protecting them from depression.  READ MORE +



STAY CONNECTED


FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute is both a fitness assessment and data-management software to accurately measure student physical fitness levels. FitnessGram measures the fitness of more than 10 million students across the country in over 20,000 schools.
The NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project is a partnership between the NFL Foundation and The Cooper Institute. Together, we are encouraging students to get active and get healthy with 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
The Healthy Zone Schools Program is a partnership between The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to support and recognize schools that are fighting the childhood obesity epidemic and creating healthy school environments.






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I really miss all the students at Robinson and pray that you all stay well!!!