Stay Healthy!!!!JANUARY UPDATEWash those hands,Cover your sneezes and coughs!***Please view New Sick Day Guidelines******Please remember to pack your student's daily snack. It must be peanut/tree nut free.***Weekly update as of 1/24/20: Increase in absences this week for not feeling well (no specific reason).5 cases of fever, 5 cases of influenza, and 1 case of gastrointestinal illness were reported.Since 1/2/20 there has been 17 cases of seasonal flu reported..***Seasonal Flu Information***
All pre-school students under the age of 59 months are required to receive a Flu vaccine by December 20th in order to continue attending pre-school this school year.
It is recommended that all children receive the Influenza vaccine every year.Give Kids a Smile: FREE DENTAL SERVICES Friday, Feb 7,2020 for children ages 12 and under.New Food Allery Guidelines: https://www.hillsdaleschools.com/cms/lib/NJ01000198/Centricity/Domain/53/Food%20Allergy%Please remember that parties including food are not permitted. Parties and celebrations can be safe and fun without food. Please review our revised Food Allergy Guidelines for additional information. They can be found on the Health Office websites for each school. For your convenience, here is a link. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!Parents of Kindergarten, New, and 3rd Grade StudentsPlease remember to submit all physicals and immunization forms per district policy. For Kindergarten and new students, a physical examination is required. For 3rd grade students, a physical examination is strongly recommended. Please keep this in mind as you schedule your child's medical appointments.***KINDERGARTEN PARENTS*** 5 yr old physical is required. Please send in if you have not already done so.ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE NOW for due physicals, immunizations, health questionaires, food allergy packets, any other medication administrations.
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
In our ongoing efforts to minimize the spread of pediculosis (head lice), please be vigilant about checking your child's scalp on a regular basis. It is critical to remember that treatment should only be performed if active head lice and/or nits are found and treatment should not be applied as a preventative measure. As always, with contagious issues, it is imperative that you notify me if you find active head lice and/or nits in your child's scalp. Adhering to this practice promotes my ability to minimize the spread by screening others who may have been exposed as well notifying our parent community. All information is kept in strictest confidence. Please see this link for evidence-based information concerning its management. There is additional information under the "Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management" tab on this website.Please use good judgement in keeping your child home if they don't feel well. Runny noses, persistant, constant coughs, and watery itchy eyes may contain germs that spread quickly in a classroom setting.Student absences should be called in to the attendance line. Please leave the reason for absence, and any confirmed diagnosis if there is one from a doctor. If your child is seen by a doctor, please send in documentation from the physician.Please be reminded that NO OTC medication including, Tylenol, Motrin, cough medicine, etc. can be given without permission forms being on file in the health office. These forms need to be signed and dated for the current 2019-2020 school year, by the physician and parent. Forms can be found on the left side of the health office website.Please report any physician confirmed infectious diseases to the nurse.Cases of lice should be reported to the nurse, even if it is found and treated over a weekend/break.Please notify the health office if your child has any communicable illness/issue (strep throat, respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, pink eye, flu, etc). Please be advised that students must be fever-free without taking fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school.Please click on the link below for information from the CDC regarding the 2019-20 Influenza season.A great resource for health, including programs for youth and families, can be found at:If you did not receive a letter then your child passed the hearing and vision screenings. Referrals will be sent home via letters from the health office. Because a child's vision and hearing can change at any time, if you suspect changes at home and would like them to be screened again during the school year, please let Ms. Reineke know and she will screen them in her office.Lunch ApplicationsIf you applied for free/reduced lunch, you must log into the parent portal to check the status of the application.No letters will be sent home this year.