A Note From Your School Nurse
Flu season is here and everyone needs to practice healthy habits to stay well. Besides eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest, hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs at home and at school. Please remind your children to wash their hands with warm, soapy water before eating, after using the restroom, and anytime they blow their nose or sneeze.
If children do become ill, please keep them at home until they are free of fever for 24 hours without the aid of medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen). Students should also remain at home for recent vomiting or diarrhea (3 or more loose stools in 24 hours).
Students diagnosed with pink eye or rash must bring a doctor’s statement to return to school. This helps prevent the spread of illness. Always call your doctor if the symptoms have not improved after a few days or you have any concerns.