As part of our wellness policy, our goal is to keep students healthy and attending school so they can fully participate in the programs at Chester Elementary. We ask parents to be proactive with us in helping students learn healthy behaviors.
These are things we can all do to keep everyone healthy.
- Teach your child to wash his/her hands often with soap and water (before & after eating, after using the restroom). At school we remind students to wash their hands frequently.
- Teach your child not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils. We have a rule at school not to share food and drinks but reinforcing that at home will help with this practice in the cafeteria and on the bus.
- Teach your child to cover up his/her cough or sneeze with the crux of their elbow, arm, or sleeve instead of their hand when a tissue is not available.
Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any child who is determined to be ill while at school will be sent home as soon as possible.
Fever Greater than 100 F. May return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT the use of fever- reducing medication). Or an unexplained rash accompanied by a fever.
Vomiting Any unexplained episode in the past 24 hours. May return 24 hours after last episode.
Diarrhea Three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 24 hours after last episode.
Cough Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast boosts brainpower. In other words, food is fuel for the brain. Students that eat breakfast can focus and concentrate better in class, do better on tests, and have a longer attention span.
All grade levels do have a daily snack. Just a reminder to be sure students have a healthy snack packed daily.
The Flu season is upon us...I have included some informational websites on influenza and the the norovirus.