Not Sure if You Should Keep Your Child Home? See Our "Notes From the Health Office"

Cold an Flu Season
NOTES FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE


A Few Reminders

 

It is that time of year again. Cold and Flu season are upon us. There have been reports of  the Flu already along with Strep Throat and possible Coxsackie Virus. As per school policy please keep your children home if they have a fever of 100.5 or greater until they have been fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin. Unexplained rashes or blisters are a reason to visit the pediatrician as they will need a medical note to return to school. Children that are vomiting or have diarrhea should also be kept home.

*The best prevention from illness is hand hygiene. Remind your child to wash their hands frequently.

*Other tips to keep your children healthy include a good night's rest, a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and visiting the Pediatrician for those annual Well Child Visits.

Winter is on it’s Way!

Please make sure your child is dressed for the elements. In need of winter clothing? Contact the Health Office as there are resources available.


A Student with Asthma?

This time of year can be very challenging for children with asthma. If you child has asthma please provide the health office with a rescue inhaler and order from their pediatrician. Stay in touch with classroom teacher and or the nurse if you have concerns.


Injury?

If your child is injured and cannot participate in Physical Education NY State requires a Doctor's note with any restrictions or special accommodations  such as crutches or use of the elevator. If a child cannot participate in PE because of an injury they will also have to sit out during recess. Of course they are welcome to bring a book or activity that they can do while sitting.


Last But Not Least

Head lice is already an issue. Please help  students with long hair to keep it pulled back. There are preventative sprays and shampoos on the market designed to keep lice away.



Jonelle Bacon - Elementary School Nurse (518) 623-9747, ext. 194
Georgene Carpenter - Jr/Sr High School Nurse (518) 623-2861, ext. 226
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