Summer Health Information

Summer Health Information
Traip Academy – 8/18/15
Shapleigh – 9/15/15
Prevention: How do I protect myself?
1. Wear protective clothing—long sleeves, long pants, tuck pants into socks, light-
   colored clothing so you can see ticks more easily
2. Use EPA-approved repellents:
·  On skin: DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus
·  On clothing: permethrin
3. Use caution in tick-infested areas—remove brush and don’t encourage deer
4. Perform daily tick checks. Pay special attention to: head, hairline, neck, armpits,
   waist, between legs, backs of knees.
5. De-tick clothes by throwing everything into a hot dryer for 10 minutes, even
   before washing. Simply washing clothes won’t kill a tick.
6. Check pets for ticks, too!
Tick Removal: What if I find a tick on me?
·  Scoop off using tick spoon or use tweezers to grasp tick as close to skin as
    possible and pull gently without twisting.
·  Put tick in a sealed container of rubbing alcohol to kill it and preserve it in case
   it needs to be tested.
For More Information on types of ticks and illnesses they can transmit visit:
Elementary School Requirements:
5 doses of DTAP (Diptheria, tetanus, and Pertussis/Whooping cough),
4 doses of IPV (Polio),
2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and
1 dose of Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Students 13 years and older: All of the above and 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Maine law requires an adult to deliver all medications to schools. Physician orders and parental consent are required prior to administration of any medication in school. Rescue medications, such as Inhalers and Epi-pens may be carried by the student with proper documentation in place. The Asthma Action Plans and Allergy Action plans are posted on the nursing website, which you can access via the Kittery School District’s website. To access forms, go to:

Summer is the time when lice are most likely to be transmitted. Check your child’s head monthly to be sure they are nit and lice free.