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Notes from the Nurse 2013-14

When schools have students and staff members with suppressed immune systems it is extremely important that if your child is sick and has a fever they stay home.

Reasons to keep your child home from school for illness:

  • Vomiting during the night or in the morning before school.
  • If your child has a fever - temperature of 101 degrees or above orally when accompanied by other symptoms. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication before they may return to school.
  • Your child needs to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school if  diagnosed with Strep or any other infection requiring antibiotics.

Nutrition:  Help your children make good decisions about their food choices and physical activities. Small changes can make a big difference in their long term health. Remember the positive message of 5-2-1-0:

  • 5 servings of fruit and vegetables
  • 2 hours or less of "screen time"
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 sweetend beverages

Attention parents of 5th grade students:

One dose of Tdap is required for students in 6th through 12th grades for the 2014-2015 school year.

Vaccinations for flu:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended that everyone age 6 months and older should be vaccinated for the flu every year. Influenza (the flu) is caused by the influenza virus. This virus infects the respiratory tract, including the throat, nose and lungs. The flu can cause severe illness and life-threantening complications.

Flu symptoms are: Fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, muscle/body ache, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough. It is not too late to get your flu shot.

Ways to prevent catching the Flu: 

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with your elbow - not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with warm water and soap for atleast 20 seconds.
  • Get your flu shot every year.

Carla Alexus RN BSN​

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