School and the Flu:
It is recommended that children and adults get vaccinated every year for the flu. Please practice the following habits at home as well as in school to keep our community as healthy as possible:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Use tissues! Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve (not hand) or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues out and wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, and mouth.
- Get plenty of sleep and eat healthy. Dress appropriately.
- If you aren't feeling well, stay home. Check with your health care provider as needed. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
Other Information from the Nurse's Office...
Please remember, students are NOT ALLOWED to bring any medication to school, prescription or over-the-counter. This includes creams and ointments. Also, all medication brought to school MUST be in a new, unopened package. If it is a prescription, it must have the child's name on it.
Many classrooms are "nut-safe." This means that if your child is in a class that is nut-safe, please do not send any snacks containing nuts or labeled as being processed in a facility that also processes nuts/peanuts, etc.
Cough drops are not allowed in school, even with a parent note.
Students do go outside for recess daily, unless it is 20 degrees or less (including wind chill). Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately (coats, hat, gloves/mittens, socks) and wearing appropriate shoes/boots.
Please remember to be mindful of your child's footwear. If sandals, flip flops, or sneakers break students will need to call home for a new pair of shoes, they usually cannot be repaired in school. Make sure they are sturdy and safe before wearing.
Please send in all necessary medication forms. If your child requires medication in school there is a form to be completed and signed by you and the doctor/nurse practitioner. The medication must be brought in by an adult in a new, unopened package with the child's name on it. Students CAN NOT bring any medication to school in their backpack.