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Note From the Nurse
Posted On:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

As per our policy, we want to keep you advised of some health related information. There are numerous communicable illnesses that cause a variety of symptoms.   We want to keep your child as well as possible. However, in order to do that, we need cooperation from everyone to make the school environment a healthy one.

 

Please make sure that the guardian contact information (telephone number, emergency contact numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.) is up-to-date and on file with the school. Sometimes children are well when they leave home but quickly become ill once at school. We must be able to contact someone in the event your child does become ill and/or injured.

 

There are certain symptoms that children need to stay home for. They include, but are not limited to, the following: fever (100.4 or greater), vomiting, diarrhea, rash of unknown origin, and/or an uncontrollable cough. Please, do not send your child to school if they have these, or any, symptoms of illness.

 

If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, earache, or some illness that requires an antibiotic, the health care provider will indicate on the excuse when they can return to school. It takes a certain amount of time for the antibiotic to work and prevent spreading of the illness to others. Please, do not send your child back to school before the health care provider releases them.

 

Finally, please encourage good, frequent hand washing at home and school. Tell your child to avoid touching his/her eyes, nose and mouth. Talk to your child about coughing and sneezing into his/her elbow and to use good personal space from their neighbor (avoid hugging, avoid sharing food and drinks, etc.).

 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your child’s health assistant/school nurse.

 

Sincerely,

School Health Services

 

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