Keeping our students healthy is important. Diet, exercise, and hand washing contribute to staying free of colds and viruses. Please support us in these efforts. Students should be clear of a fever 24 hours before returning to school. If in the event your child is sick or seriously injured, s/he will be sent to the office by his/her teacher or other adult, treated by our school nurse on the days that she is here, and the emergency contact will be called. Head injuries are always reported and treated accordingly. If there are any health circumstances of which we should be aware, please let us know.
Students in grades kindergarten, second and fifth grade are tested annually by a district health profession for vision and hearing. If you do not wish your child to be tested, please let us know in writing.
Lice infestation easily spreads in public settings. It is important that families take preventative measures to ensure their children are lice free. There are a number of shampoos and hair products that protect from children lice, and checking head’s frequently is crucial. Please notify us if your child has lice so that we can let families of affected students know. We will check for lice at school to the extent we are able as our nurse is only with us once a week. Families will be notified when we detect lice. Thanks for your cooperation.
If your child has allergies, particularly food allergies, please notify the school and your child’s teachers so that we can take the necessary precautions. We do have a nut free zone in our eating area and all of our staff who work with children with epipens are trained in their use. All medications, either for allergies or other conditions, must be checked in at the office with our school nurse to be kept in a locked cabinet. Staff will administer medications under direction of your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner.