HEALTH AND SCHOOL NURSE
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Needed for 23/24 School Year!
- Kindergarteners: Physical from August 2023 or after; Proof that Blood Lead Levels have been checked, Current on required immunizations, Vision screen from August 2023 or after, Dental screen from age 3 or after.
- 3rd graders: Vision exam from August 2023 or after.
- 7th graders: Tdap and MCV (Menactra) vaccine before first day of school.
- 9th graders: Dental exam from August 2023 or after.
- 12th graders: 2nd MCV (Menactra) vaccine before first day of school.
Tips for flighting the flu:
- Stay home
- Get lots of rest and drink plenty of liquids.
- There are over-the-counter (OTC) medications to relieve the symptoms of the flu (but never give aspirin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptom, particularly fever)
- Remember that serious illness from the flu is more likely in certain groups of people including people 65 and older, pregnant women, people with certain chronic medical conditions and young children
- Consult your doctor early for the best treatment, but also be aware of emergency warning signs that require urgent medical attention
If your student has had a bathroom accident while at school, please consider putting a change of clothing in their backpack in case of a future accident. Back-up clothing in the health office, especially pants and leggings, can get low when none have been returned. Donations of new underwear and new or used leggings or other stretchy pants are always welcomed. Thank you!
Guidelines for keeping sick students home
Extra-curricular and Sports
*This information comes directly from page 10 of the student handbook.
Please keep sick children home for at 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (under 100.00 degrees) or do not have signs of a fever, without using temperature-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If sick with vomiting or diarrhea, the student should be eating a regular diet for 24 hours before returning to school. Keeping children that are physically ill at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected. Please take these factors into consideration when deciding to send your child to school or not.
General Reasons To Keep Your Child Home
Fever of 100.00 or higher – keep home until fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication
Vomiting– keep home until child can keep regular food down for 24 hours
Diarrhea– keep home for 24 hours after last loose stool
Keep your child home if they have… :
Persistent nasal congestion, reddened eyes, sore throat, cough, body or headaches that disrupt their ability to learn in the classroom or pose a risk of illness to others.
An unknown skin rash or condition – until the cause of rash has been determined and medication has been started if needed.