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Winter Reminders from the School Nurse 

 

  • All medications, even those sold over-the-counter (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc.) require a signed prescription from the doctor, as well as written parental consent, to be administered by the nurse in the health room.

 

  • The school nurse has approval to administer Chloraseptic spray and salt water gargles to all students to ease nagging coughs or sore throats.  Having your child keep a water bottle at their desk can also help lessen these symptoms.  Cough drops are not permitted due to choking hazard.

 

  • Chapped lips are very common this time of year, so if your child is susceptible, please send lip-balm/chapstick with them in their backpack for personal use.

 

  • Remember that if your child is sick and has a fever, he/she must be fever-free for 24hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) before returning to school.  j0232190

 

  • If your child has vomited or had diarrhea at home, it is best to keep him or her home until symptom-free for 24 hours.

 

  • If your child will be absent due to illness, please remember to call the office and let them know.  Please send in a note upon his or her return to school.  If you have a note from the doctor, remember to send that in as well.

  • Students do go outdoors for recess during the winter months.  Coats, hats and gloves are necessary to keep them warm during their free time. 

 

  • Please feel free to contact Nurse Kristen in the health room with any questions!

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December 1, 2017 

 

The cold and flu season is upon us. Your child’s health is our priority.  To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.

 

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or a cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever)
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache

 

Please keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth. Your child may return to school only after his

or her temperature has been below 100 degrees, by mouth, without Tylenol or Ibuprofen for

a minimum of 24 hours)

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

 

What can I do to prevent the flu or cold?

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat a well balanced, nutritious diet

 

Thank you for all of your effort to helping make this school year as healthy as possible.

 

Sincerely,                                                                                          

 

Kristen Guinee RN, CSN

 

 

 

 

Immunization Requirements to Enter Wall Intermediate School

 

Students entering the 6th grade at Wall Intermediate School will be required to receive a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine upon turning 11.  If your child receives these vaccines before the end of this school year, please provide me with the documentation from your child's healthcare provider.  If your child receives these vaccines during the summer, you will need to provide them directly to the Wall Intermediate School Nurse prior to the start of the next school year.  Please let me know if you have any questions.