Notes From Your School Nurse

Messages From Your School Nurse 
STUDENT HEALTH
FLU SEASON IS HERE

The common symptoms of flu are high fever, headaches, body aches and coughing. Contact your child's physician if you see these symptoms in your child. There is an antiviral medication that can be given  in the first 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms. Teach and encourage good hand washing, keeping hands away from the eyes, nose and mouth, get plenty of sleep, eat healthy and get  the flu vaccination or flu mist for your child. 



 PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF THEY ARE SICK.!

                                                                                                                                            

Please remind your children of the importance of not touching eyes, nose, and mouth, as these areas are more susceptible to disease. Also make sure the children are getting into the habit of good hand hygiene including washing after using the bathroom, before meals and snacks and whenever else is appropriate.

Teach them to catch that sneeze in a tissue or the crook of their arm!

Try to get your child/children to eat a good breakfast in the morning. It has been a long time since dinner and children need the energy to fuel their mind! No time in the morning? Consider school breakfast as an option!

   FOOD ALLERGIES

Life threatening allergic reactions to eating, drinking or even contact with certain foods is a very real concern for many children. There should be no foods containing nuts of any kind that is provided for class parties , birthday, and special treats. All foods to be shared with classmates must be labeled with the ingredients and checked by the teacher before being distributed. A better choice would be to choose non-food items to be shared with your child's classmates.

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Please keep children with a fever (anything above 100), vomiting, or diarrhea at home. Remember, body temperatures tend to be lower in the morning with fever showing up later in the day. If your child isn't eating or acting like their normal self, they may still be feeling under the weather even if their morning temperature is normal. Use good judgment. Remember, your child should be fever free WITHOUT medication before they can return!!
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Try to get children to eat breakfast in the morning. It has been a long time since dinner and children need the energy to fuel their minds! No time in the morning? Consider school breakfast as an option!
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Please remember that if your child requires medication (prescription or over the counter) during the school day, this is not to be sent by bus. This is a safety hazard to your child and to others. Please also make sure you have filled out the appropriate paperwork.
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Please remind children of the importance of not touching eyes, nose, and mouth as these areas are more susceptible to disease. Also make sure children are getting into the habit of good hand hygiene including washing after using the bathroom, before meals, and whenever else is appropriate. Teach them to catch that sneeze or cough in a tissue or in the crook of their elbow!
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If you have not already done so, please provide the school with an extra pair of clothes, including underwear, for your child to change into should they need them.
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Did you know that preschoolers (3-5) need about 10-12 hours of total sleep every day? This includes naps and nighttime sleep. Children ages 7-12 need 10-11 hours per day. Try to ensure that your child is getting at least the recommendations for their age. This can improve learning, behavior, and overall health!!




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