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    Welcome back to school!  Here is a reminder of Health Office rules:

     

    Reporting an absence or tardinessPlease call our attendance office at 646-3288.  We have voice mail, so you can call anytime and leave a message.  If we don’t hear from you, you will receive an automated call from the district. If you receive this message please call Mrs. Holh at 648-3288.  An absence excuse must accompany your child when they return to school.  Any absence will become illegal if a written note is not received.

     

    Illness – Do not send your child to school if he/she has had a fever, was vomiting, or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours, pink-eye (unless they are on medicated eye drops), strep throat (must be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning), a cold with a very runny nose or a bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night, an undiagnosed rash, chicken pox (unless all the scabs have scabbed over), impetigo or ringworm (unless treated), head lice/nits. 

     

    Medication – It is district policy that if the school nurse is to administer any medication, either prescription or over-the-counter, we must have written permission from both the parent and the health care provider.  The medication must be in its original container, and kept in the Health Office. Do not send medications with you child to school. They must be dropped off by an adult to the health office only.Please do not dropp off medication at the main office. Medication may not be kept over the summer.

     

    Physicals – The New York State Education Department requires physicals for all 2nd and 4th graders, as well as students entering kindergarten, and all students new to the district.  These physicals can be done by your own physician anytime within a twelve-month period prior to entering that grade. You can send in your own physician's form, or request a form from your school nurse.  Completed forms may be mailed to me at 150 Pleasant Avenue, sent in to school with your child, or faxed to me at 646-3237.

     

    Gym excuses – Parent notes excusing a child from gym need to come to the Health Office first.  The note should give the reason for the excuse.  A doctor’s note is necessary if the excuse is for longer than a week.

     

    Let’s have a safe and healthy school year!

     

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    From Mrs. Agle, our school nurse…

     

    Flu and cold season on its way!!

    Please teach your children proper hand washing to help keep everyone healthy this year.

     

    Hand washing is one of the most effective means of preventing illness and disease,   colds and flues.  Hands should be washed after using the bathroom, before and after preparing or eating meals,  after getting cut or scratched open, after coughing or sneezing into them (use your elbow or a tissue to stop a cough or sneeze) and anytime they are dirty.

     

    The technique for proper hand washing is as follows:

    1. Wet your hands with warm, running water.
    2. Apply a generous amount of soap.
    3. Rub your hands together AWAY from the running water for 20 seconds (sing “Happy Birthday” twice) making a bubbly lather.  Pay attention to places where germs can hide – in between fingers, and under fingernails.
    4. Rinse thoroughly with the warm, running water.
    5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.  Damp hands allow bacteria to grow.
    6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet.  This helps to avoid getting someone else’s germs on your clean hands.
    7. Throw the paper towel away.

     

     

    Physicals – The New York State Education Department requires physicals for all 2nd &  4th graders, kindergarten, and all students new to the district.  These physicals must be done by your own physician anytime within a twelve-month period prior to entering that grade. You can send in your own physician's form, or request a form from your school nurse.  We cannot accept daycare or camp physicals. Completed forms may be mailed to me at 150 Pleasant Avenue, sent in to school with your child, or faxed to me at 646-3237.

     

    Please feel free to call me at any time with any questions and concerns about your child’s health. 646-3287

     
        
Last Modified on September 22, 2017