From the Health Room

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:41am

The health and safety of our students is a first priority. For this reason, please remember the following guidelines:

  • If your child has a temperature greater than 100.0F, they need to stay home.
  • If your child has a fever/diarrhea/unexplained vomiting in the night and you give them medication, they must stay home from school the next day.
  • Your child must remain home until they are fever free without fever reducing medications (ie: Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours.
  • Once your child returns to school, please provide a note so their absences can be excused.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, after using the bathroom, after episodes of coughing and sneezing, whenever visibly soiled. If soap and water is unavailable, hand sanitizer may be used.
  • Teach proper cough hygiene. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, discard the tissue and wash your hands. Transmission is possible through close contact with an infected person.
  • Avoid putting fingers in the nose and mouth or rubbing the eyes. Transmission through mucus membranes after touching contaminated objects is possible.
  • The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine now if not previously vaccinated this season. The end of flu season is still several months away.

Thank you for helping to keep all of our students healthy!