Nurse

 

Staying Healthy

PLEASE REPORT ALL POSITIVE FLU RESULTS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE AND YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER.

PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR PHYSICIAN’S RECOMMENDATION FOR THE LENGTH OF ABSENCE YOUR CHILD REQUIRES.

SCHOOL WORK CAN BE MADE UP AT A LATER TIME, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME IS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST SPREADING THE FLU.

 

Flu Season has arrived: We have seen a dramatic rise in different viruses these past few weeks. Please, keep your children home for a minimum of 24 hours (without the use of medications) after vomiting, diarrhea or fever. This is so important to stop the spread of germs. The flu is Contagious 1-2 days before symptoms appear and for 5-7 days after symptoms develop per the CDC. This is why good hygiene is essential. Encourage frequent hand washing. Remind your child to cough into their sleeve and to use tissues if they are sneezing. Tests can always be made up and homework can be done when they feel better. Please email your teacher or let the nurses’ office know if your child test positive for strep or the flu. We are disinfecting the classrooms each day to keep it as clean as possible.

Please read the information provided  by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to familiarize yourself with all the flu facts you need to keep your family healthy.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a-flu-guide-for-parents.pdf

All medication, including cough drops, must be kept in the clinic with the appropriate paperwork completed. Over the counter medication paperwork can be found on the website and only needs to be completed by a parent or guardian. Prescription medication requires a physician’s signature and information on the prescription filled in by the licensed health care provider. All of the forms are available on the website.