Please check out healthy lifestyle program for the entire family.
Let's keep all our children and staff healthy!Our goal is to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible this school year. In Health class we are learning about the single most important way to prevent the spread of germs, which is to wash your hands. Please try to reinforce the following steps at home:
"Henry the Handwashing 5 steps"
Before eating, touching any food, preparing snack or meal
After using the bathroom
After playing outside
After touching or playing with a pet
After coughing, sneezing or using a tissue
***Remember to Sneeze or Cough into your elbow.
SPREAD THE WORD NOT THE GERMS!
Information on Head Lice
Head lice are small insects that live on the hair and scalp of humans and feed on blood. The eggs called “nits” are white specks that look like dandruff, but cling to the hair shaft and cannot easily be dislodged or removed. Lice and Nits do not jump or fly. They usually die after being off a person for 48 hours.
Some symptoms of Head Lice include:
· Itching of the scalp which can be mild to intense.
· Redness noted behind ears or nape of neck.
. Do not use regular shampoo. Contact your pediatrician or pharmacist to choose an effective product.
. Follow directions on product; use fine tooth comb to remove nits. Use daylight.
. Wash bed linens, pillows, scarfs, hats, clothing and towels in hot water and dried in hot dryer.
. Use disinfectant/hot water for combs/brushes.
. Put non-washable items in a plastic bag x 10 days.
. Vacuum carpets/floors/furniture and vehicles.
. Check all family members, siblings, close contacts and treat as necessary.
· Lice are transmitted by direct contact with the individual or in-direct contact with clothing, furniture, sharing brushes,and combs. Bring pillow/brush to sleepovers.
· Classrooms will continue to be cleaned and maintained as usual including vacuuming of carpeted areas.
· No child should be excluded or allowed to miss school because of head lice/nits.
. Parent contact will be made when children have been found to have lice or nits.
. Students may remain in school and take bus home.
. Prompt proper treatment is in the best interest of the child and their classmates.
. Student may return to school after appropriate treatment.
Please call your school-nurse teacher with questions/concerns.
The Stomach Bug
The stomach bug is a highly contagious virus sometimes caused by the norovirus. The infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. The stomach bug is often called by other names, such as food poisoning and stomach flu. The stomach bug is not related to the flu, which is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.
. The stomach bug causes about 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S..
. Symptoms: frequent diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration (call pediatrician).
. Several strains of the virus exist, so you can get infected and sick many times in your life.
. You are most contagious during active diarrhea/vomiting and first 3 days recovery.
. Wash your hands! Best way to stop spread of infection (all kinds!).
. Keep hands away from T-Zone (mouth, nose, eyes, ears).
. Avoid direct contact, sharing food, drinks and objects used by infected person.
. Keep student home till eating/drinking to sustain them through an academic day and stools are formed (Read more: Letter from Your School Nurse Teacher).
. Stay hydrated and call your Pediatrician if your child shows signs of dehydration.
Check out Links for CDC site on the Stomach Bug.
Please call your school-nurse teacher with any questions/concerns.
Notes from the Nurse
Dental Screening has been changed to Tuesday Feb. 28th.
Please continue to send in dental forms if your child has had a dental check up.
Dental Screening for all children will take place on February 7th.
Notices will be sent home again at the end of the month.
If your child had a recent dental check up, please send in the note from your dentist.
New Links & Resources
Check out the links and resources on the right side of the page. Click on each category and view the available links under each. Topics available are all areas that the students will learn about in health this year.
Please be advised that there will be a Nurse available in the
Health Clinic from 8:45-12:00 pm daily.
Please follow these guidelines In order for your child to take cough drops during school hours;
Thank you for helping keep all our children healthy!
Please check Friday backpacks for important information about the 5210 program.
5210 is a program promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone.
Please take a few minutes to view this introduction to the program
Begin with small changes for a healthy body and mind!