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School Health Tips

Do’s:

*Do have your child eat breakfast before school

*Do send extra underwear/clothes if your child still has occasional accidents

*Do teach your child to wash their hands

Don’t:

*Don’t send your child to school if he/she is visibly ill, has a bad cough, or has a temperature. Keeping them home helps them recover faster and prevents spreading the illness to others. 

What Do I Do?

Health conditions (illness, surgery) and injuries (sprains, fractures) happen.  When something occurs that requires the school to accommodate or adjust your child’s routine for a specified period of time, there are steps to follow.  These are designed to make sure we keep your child healthy and safe.

Steps for adjustments to school routine:

*Obtain written physician orders that explain: what change(s) must be made and for what length of time. (Example: No P.E for 2 weeks)

*Bring the doctor’s note to the school. The Dr.’s office can also fax the form to (575) 527-9668.

Upon receipt, the school will make needed accommodations.

*If medication is needed to be administered at school it must be accompanied by a physician order and parent permission.

Please see the policy for more information:  http://lcps.k12.nm.us/2013/01/22/jlcd-ra-administering-medicines-to-students-regulation/

 

School Fever Rules

Fever is the body’s way of destroying the germs that are making it sick, and is a common symptom of infection.

Keep your child home if their temperature is 100.0 degrees or higher.  Wait until the child is fever-free for 24 hours, without medication, before letting him/her return to school.

 

If you have questions, call Tomi the Hillrise School Nurse at 575-527-9666 ext.2204.

 

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As We Fall Into Good Health, remember to:
Drink plenty of water
Cover cough and sneezes
Remember a jacket
Eat Healthy food
Get a flu shot
Stay Home and Rest if you are sick
Eat Breakfast

Get plenty of rest, at least 8 hours of sleep




MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO TO STAY WELL AND NOT SPREAD GERMS:
WASH YOUR HANDS
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  • Hillrise has participated in a dental program known as PARTICIPA!, Inc. funded by a grant from the NM Department of Health. This program provides preventative dental care to children that are both insured and uninsured. These services include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and the application of sealants. Providers have come to Hillrise to provide services to those students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) completed and returned permission slips sent home. For statistical tracking purposes we request permission slips be filled out and returned indicating choices as outlined on the form.  Completed permission slip forms need to be turned in early to be reviewed.  For further information click on the link:  www.participadentalservices.com
  • If you have any clothing (pants, shorts, shirts, etc) that no longer fits your kids, I will be happy to take it off your hands.  I am always in need of extra clothes to give our students when they need a quick replacement.  If you have any clothes that your child borrowed please wash these items and return them so I can restock my supply.
  • LICE:  What we used to know and think about lice has changed.  Lice are not a sign of poor hygiene or poor care.  Lice do not bite or sting.  They are not harmful and do not carry disease or cause illness.  Lice are passed on when kids rub heads together or share combs, brushes, or pile coats and other clothing items on top of each other.   Treatment shampoo kills the actual critter, but the eggs stay attached to the hair and are not affected.  These eggs must be physically removed before they hatch, which is about 7 days.  LCPS policy will not deprive a child of a free appropriate public education due to lice, but the parent will be contacted and instructed to follow the treatment process.   More policy and details can be found at:  http://lcps.k12.nm.us/departments/operations/health-services/
     
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