Health and Safety

Meet our Summer Program Nurses:


Amy Jo aka Nurse JoJo

Hello Summer Families! My name is Amy Jo Goldfarb and am happy to help keep your campers healthy and safe during the Summer Program! This will be my second year working the Summer Program. I am lucky to work as a School Nurse at Head Royce year round on a part-time basis. I’ve been a Nurse for over 2 decades and have worked in the ER, ICU, Post-Op Recovery and at several sleep-away summer camps!
My husband and I relocated here from the midwest over 15 years ago and love the Bay Area. We have 2 active sons and spend a lot of time on the soccer fields, riding bikes, hiking and swimming. The Summer Program is a wonderful blend of academics and enrichment activities and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at any point via email at agoldfarb@headroyce.org.
 

Claudia aka Nurse Rescue Ninja 

Hello! My name is Claudia Garcia- Chan and I will be with your campers for the second session of the Summer Program. As a nurse with years of experience in neurosurgical intensive and critical care settings, I am comfortable delivering care under a variety of circumstances. My passion for working with underprivileged families, especially children, has lead me to volunteer my services at La Clínica de La Raza at their School -Based Health Centers in Oakland. It has been incredibly rewarding and humbling to service this wonderful community. My husband and I have been in the Bay Area for 10 years, and we enjoy the rich and diverse culture, culinary diversity, and the outdoor adventures Northern California has to offer. We have two boys, 7 and 9, that keep us busy at home and on the baseball field. One of our favorite activities is hiking and biking in Yosemite. I am excited to be part of the Summer Program where your campers can learn and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.

 


Important Health & Safety Reminders for Summer Program:


Please do not send your child to the Summer Program if they have any of the following symptoms:

  1. A fever over 100.4 degrees (38 Celsius). Keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever is below 100.4 without the aid of fever reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Advil)
  2. Nausea or vomiting (if your child has vomited within 24 hours of the start of program, DO NOT send them to camp).
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Eyes that are red, swollen, crusted or draining
  5. Untreated, draining ears or earache
  6. Severe sore throat
  7. Skin rashes of unknown origin or a contagious rash

Lice Policy:

Head lice are a recurring problem with elementary-aged children. The most common means of transmission is direct head to head contact. Nits/lice are not easily transmitted in the Summer Program setting. If your child is found to have head lice we will notify you and request your child be treated and they may return to the Summer Program when all nits/lice have been removed. We ask that you inform the Summer Program Office at summer@headroyce.org when your child returns. If necessary, the office will notify parents in that grade level.

The following businesses specifically help with the removal of head lice:

Nit Pixies
5009 Woodminster Lane
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 530-4247

Lice Control
6557 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 727-1280

Lice Doctors
(510) 269-8043 (East Bay)

Lovebugs
3746 Mt. Diablo Blvd #122
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-7700

Detailed information on lice, as well as how to treat at home, is available from The National Pediculosis Association and the Center for Disease Control.