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    Stay Healthy! HAPPY SUMMER!!!
     
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    Please note that I will return to my office on Monday, 8/26/2019.  If you need to contact me, please feel free to email me as I will be checking my email on a regular basis.  Physical Examination forms, Immunization forms, Medication Administration forms, and other medical plans/forms may be mailed or dropped off over the summer.  I will be sure to get them upon my return.  Best wishes for a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer.  I look forward to welcoming you to the 2019-20 school year!
     
     
     
     
     
    Wash those hands,
    Cover your sneezes and coughs!
    ***Please view Sick Day Guidelines***
     
                  
     
                                 
    Parents of Kindergarten, New, and 3rd Grade Students
     
    Please 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.
     
                               

    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. 

    https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html  

     
     
     
    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 2018-2019 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.
      
     
     
     ***Seasonal Flu Information***
    All pre-school students under the age of 59 months are required to receive a Flu
    vaccine by December 21st in order to continue attending pre-school this school year.
    It is recommended that all children receive the Influenza vaccine every year. 
     
     
    Please click on the link below for information from the CDC regarding the 2018-19 Influenza season.
    CDC-Influenza 
     
    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 Applications
    If 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.