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April 02, 2021 2 min read

As more schools resume in-person learning, back to school season is upon us -  perhaps again, but your shopping list has likely changed since September. OLIKA helps every member of the family stay safe and protected against germs. Here’s a quick back to school safety checklist: 

 

Hand Sanitizers with coloring books

 

1. Hydrating Hand Sanitizer

Don’t rely on classroom stock to keep your little one sanitized. Did you know the ingredients in hand sanitizer is crucial to its effectiveness? Arming your kiddos with their own safe, cute hand sanitizer keychain puts their health in your hands. OLIKA clip-on hand sanitizers are perfect to clip on backpacks and lunch bags, and our refillable packaging can last them through graduation! Read more about sanitizer safety, here.  

2. Safety Word

Does your family have a safety word established? Defining a unique term as your family's safety word should become a best practice when sending someone new to pick them up from school. Before getting in a car with anyone outside of your immediate family, make sure your children ask for the safety word and tell their ride ahead of time what to say back to them!  

3. Masks

As states begin to blur the lines around mask mandates, make sure your child has a well-fitting mask available regardless of policy. Masks have been proven to help reduce the spread of germs, so mask up!

4. Water Bottle

Hydration is key to staying healthy and keeping your immune system fully functioning. Your immune system and bloodstream go hand in hand, and your bloodstream is made mostly of water! Without enough water, your body can’t properly transport nutrients to your organs and your immune system suffers. If your kids aren’t fond of plain water, send them with flavor tablets or fresh fruit to make things a bit more fun! A bright water bottle covered with their favorite stickers doesn’t hurt either!

5. Paperwork

Lastly, don’t forget to make sure appropriate forms are signed for school administration, including changes to any medications or adjustments to personalized learning plans. Most schools can’t administer simple medication like Tylenol or Advil without explicit permissions from parents! Check with your own area to make sure you’ve covered all your bases. 

What other back to school essentials are you sending your kids back to their classrooms with? Tag us on Instagram and let us know!

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Sources: 

https://ssihi.uci.edu/tip/hydration-for-immune-system/


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