Nurse's Notes

Happy healthy kids

Welcome to Nurse's Notes!

I'm Bonnie Ferguson, the school nurse. For questions or concerns you may call

419-272-3213 ext. 1011

on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Edon Northwest Local School is committed to good health and wellness for our students.

To assist Parents and Guardians we created this page to bring you important health information.

Sick child


GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK STUDENTS HOME FROM SCHOOL

Fever

The child should remain home with a temperature of 100.0 or greater. The child may return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine, such as Tylenol, Aspirin, etc.

Diarrhea/Vomiting

A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and only return to school after being symptom free for 24 hours.

Pink Eye

It is highly contagious. A child may return to school 24 hours after using prescribed medication.

Strep Throat

The child should be kept home, treated with antibiotics, and may return 24 hours after the antibiotics have taken effect.

Head Lice

The child should be kept home until their hair is treated and there is no evidence of lice or eggs.

If you think your child may have a contagious illness and are awaiting results/information from a physician, please do not send your child to school.

A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.

Thank you for your attention and consideration to this concern. If you have any questions please call 419-272-3213 ask for Nurse Bonnie.

Meningitis

Is a potentially fatal illness that may strike at any time. Nearly 10% of those affected, will die from the disease. In some cases-even with treatment-this disease can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person in less than 48 hours. Those who survive the disease may suffer hearing loss, brain damage and loss of limbs.

A person can catch meningitis by having contact with someone who has the bacteria in their nose or throat (some may not even be sick/or have symptoms, but still be spreading the disease).

Why take a chance? Most adolescent cases in the US (up to 83%) could potentially be prevented by a single vaccination that has proved to be safe. The state requires students entering 7th and 12th grade (2016-2017) to have one dose before school entrance. This vaccine is available at the Williams County Health Department.

Immunizations

Kindergarten (Required)

DTaP (If 4th dose is 6 months after the 3rd and after the 4th birthday, a 5th dose is not required.) 5 doses

IPV (If 3rd dose is received after the 4th birthday a 4th dose is not required.) 4 doses

MMR 2 doses

Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 doses

Hepatitis B 3 doses

7th Grade (Required)

Tdap 1 dose

Meningococcal 1 dose


12th Grade (Required)

Meningococcal 1 dose after age 16

Recommended for adolescents:

Hepatitis A Recommended for 1 year olds and over 2 doses

HPV Recommended for adolescents 3 doses


HPV Vaccine - Why you should receive all 3!

Please click on the link below

HPV Immunization Handout.pdf