EpiPen shortage, lifesaving training | School Briefs

Aug 29, 2018

EpiPen shortage options

The Edmonds School District reminds parents and guardians that there is an EpiPen shortage. EpiPens used to counter severe allergic reactions, including peanut and other food allergies. It’s unclear exactly how long these manufacturing issues will last. Those who rely on EpiPens still have options, however.

The FDA points out that competing products are still widely available. The injection methods and epinephrine dosages may be different from the EpiPen, so it’s important to ask your doctor or pharmacist about the proper way to use a different device.

District employees are expected to follow school board policy that prior to attendance at school, each child with a life-threatening health condition shall present a medication or treatment order addressing the condition.

Corey Rois honored at Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University recently honored 20 graduating seniors as winners of the prestigious Frances B. Huston Medallion Award for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership and service.

Among the recipients was Corey Rois of Edmonds. A 2011 graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School, Rois graduated from EWU with a major in Management-General Business and Human Resources.

Rois is the daughter of Howie and Kathy Rois of Mountlake Terrace.

While at Eastern, Rois formed study groups and tutored peers. She now hopes to obtain a management position and be involved in community affairs.

Each student awarded a Frances B. Huston Medallion is a leader in service at Eastern and/or in the community and has achieved academic excellence by maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA in the previous four quarters. The Huston Medallion Award was established in 1998 to honor the longtime EWU English faculty member who had a lifelong commitment to education and a generosity to students.

Lifesaving training for school administrators

South County Fire created a 60-minute model for teaching citizens lifesaving first aid skills and trained over 120 Edmonds School District administrators earlier this month. The new A.C.T. training is a one-hour program that focuses on three skills to save a life in the first five minutes of an emergency.

A.C.T. stands for antidote for suspected opiate overdose; CPR and AED for sudden cardiac arrest; and tourniquet for bleeding control

South County Fire’s A.C.T. training is free, but you must register in advance. More information can be found at southsnofire.org.

Free pre-k classes offered at some schools

Edmonds School District offers eight Pre-K programs throughout the district.

The program is designed for children and their caregivers to attend together and develop skills to help families succeed in kindergarten.

This program is available to all families located within the Edmonds School District boundaries. Contact any of the participating schools for more information.

Participating schools include Chase Lake Community School, Lynndale Elementary and Meadowdale Elementary.

Information: itunes.apple.com/us/app/edmonds-k12/id1389267839?mt=8.

Faith Stewart of Edmonds gets white coat

Faith Stewart of Edmonds and other first-year doctor of medicine students received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held its 10th annual White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022 Aug. 3 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre.

Library offers classes on keeping personal data safe

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a new series of technology classes focusing on some of the most requested and concerning subjects of the day.

Starting in September, the Tech Pros series will have four classes aimed at keeping personal data safe on the web. The classes include information on password safety, tech support scams, identity theft and protecting the digital legacies of loved ones after their death.

Three more classes will offer tips and help with using Adobe Photoshop, dealing with the world of digital assistants such as Siri, Cortana, Google and Alexa and how to make taking technology on vacation more fun and less headache.

Specific classes, dates and locations are all in the Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar by searching for “Tech Pros.”

District releases new app

The Edmonds School District has a new mobile app, Edmonds K12, available for download to your cellphone or other mobile device.

On it, you can find school locations, get notifications, the latest news, lunch menus and the athletics calendar.

The app has quick and easy links to reporting for the District’s safe school alert, as well as links to our social media and other class applications.

To download: https://goo.gl/V5Awcg or https://bit.ly/2OV51HU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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