• Medication At School

    If your child must take medication at school, you can come to RHMS and administer it to them, ask a staff member to do it or, have your child take it themselves. Read on for access to the necessary forms.

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  • Whooping Cough/Pertussis

    Whooping cough (aka pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease, known for violent, uncontrollable coughing. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be fatal to infants. Protect yourself and your family from pertussis by getting vaccinated.

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  • Surviving the Pre-Teen Years

    The middle school years can be tough on you, your child, and your relationship b/c your child is going through physiological & mental changes that often result in more defiant behaviors. This is normal! Read on for tips for how to get through it.

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  • Norovirus: The Stomach Bug

    Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Anyone can catch it and it is highly contagious. Read on for tips on how to protect yourself and your family.

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  • Vaccines Required Before 7th Grade

    All rising 7th graders must get one dose of TDaP & meningitis vaccine before entering 7th grade or turning 12 years old, whichever comes first. Read on for everything you need to know about making sure your child's vaccinations are current, and what to do if they're not.

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  • E-Cigarettes (like JUUL)

    E-cigarettes, including JUUL, have become a trendy way for teens to consume tobacco without adults knowing about it. The JUUL is a newly available e-cigarette device that vaporizes a pod containing propylene glycol & nicotine salts, both of which form carcinogenic compounds when heated. One JUUL pod delivers as much nicotine as 20 cigarettes, significantly higher than other e-cigs, come in flavors like fruit flavors, & it would also be easy to overlook a JUUL because it recharges via a USB port and emits almost no vapor or smell. Read on for tips on what you can do to protect your family.

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  • Flu Facts

    The flu is very contagious. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, & sometimes vomiting/diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever. The best thing you can do to keep you family safe is for everyone to get a flu shot. Read on for lots more interesting info!

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  • Ticks!

    Ticks are everywhere and can cause serious, even life-threatening illnesses. Read on for the dirt on ticks, how to remove one, and how to keep them away.

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  • Cough Medicine Abuse

    Teens have been known to drink high doses of both over-the-counter & prescription cough medicine recreationally. Read on for what you can do to protect your family.

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  • Beware of Text Neck!

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