From the Nurses


 

 

Happy birthday to you
Your hands are a zoo
If you hum while you wash them 
They’ll be cleaner times two

Hand washing is critical to controlling the spread of infection!

Handwashing-CDC
 

Do not come to school when you are sick.

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If your child gets sick.  It is often most appropriate to keep him/her home from school.  A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.  Please make arrangements for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

 

Our school procedure is to have your child stay out of school for the following conditions:

  1. Fever in the past 24 hours

  2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours

  3. Diarrhea in the past 24 hours

  4. Chills

  5. Sore throat

  6. Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)

  7. Bad cough, with a very runny nose or Bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.

 

If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school.  It is essential that your child's teacher/nurse have a phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached.  Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness.  If your daytime or emergency phone number change during the school year, please notify your child's nurse immediately.


These guidelines are meant to serve the best interests of all the children in our schools.