The start of 2018~2019 school year is upon us and, as always, we will strive to make this a healthy and happy year for your child. We ask that you reinforce our basic health and personal hygiene teaching in the home.
Please keep your child home if he/she feels ill or has a fever. Your child should remain at home for twenty-four hours after his/her temperature returns to normal. A notice from your child’s physician is required if your child is absent from school for three or more days. Please notify the school immediately if your child contracts a communicable disease.
Students are taught the importance of daily bathing and shampooing, keeping their nails short and clean, and washing their hands before meals and after using the bathroom. We also stress the importance of not sharing combs, brushes, hats, headbands or other head apparel. Dental hygiene and good nutrition are also important topics that are covered in school and should be encouraged at home.
Several health screenings take place in the health office throughout the year. All students will participate in hearing/vision screenings based on the states recommendation per grade level. Kindergarten students will also be screened for color blindness. Fifth through eighth grade students will be screened for scoliosis. If a questionable finding is detected with any screening, a referral will be sent home to recommend further evaluation by a physician. The State Department of Public Health determines the criteria for a referral, however you and your doctor make the final decision as to whether treatment is indicated.
If your child has a medical or emotional problem that you would like to discuss, feel free to call. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sheri Salpietro, RN
School Nurse Supervisor