Nurse's Notes

LET'S BE HEALTHY THIS SCHOOL TERM! SEE THE HELPFUL CHART BELOW!

Avoiding Common Viruses at School

Back to school season coincides with an increase in the viruses that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing problems.  These include the norovirus (the "stomach flu"), influenza and enterovirus.  Simple actions can help stop viruses from spreading at school:

  1. WASH HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND WATER for 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing the "Alphabet song")
  2. Wash hands when you COME to school
  3. Wash hands BEFORE eating or touching food
  4. Wash hands AFTER using the bathroom
  5. Wash hands after coughing, sneezing and/or coming in from outdoors

Staff will make sure that soap and paper towels are always available; as well as hand sanitizer.washing hands with soap and water 

Cover Coughs and Sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, NOT with your hands.

 child sneezing in tissue

Most of all, if you are sick, STAY HOME so that you do not get other people sick.  Children with fever, vomiting or diarrhea should stay home until the symptoms are gone or until a doctor says it is okay to return.  

 child in bed sick 

Get vaccinated against the flu.

 child with nurse 

**********REMINDER***********

  • ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
  • NEW STUDENTS TO NYC DOE SCHOOLS
  • TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM OTHER NYC SCHOOLS 

MUST SEND IN PHYSICAL EXAM FORMS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

~~For a healthy new school year, please SEE THE CHART BELOW:

  

 

Diagnosis

How long to stay at home

Chicken Pox

Six (6) days after appearance of rash

Pink Eye

While signs of infection are present

Strep Throat

24 Hours after the start of antibiotics child's temperature should be normal

Fever

Do NOT send children to school with fever, they should be without fever for 24 hours

Vomiting

24 Hours after occurance

Lice

Child MUST be lice free and checked by designated staff

Ringworm

Child MUST stay home until seen by doctor, they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school

Impetigo

MUST stay home until signs of infection are gone; they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school

Undetermined RASH

Students with undocumented rashes will be sent home; they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school

Common Cold

Although colds are not a reason to be kept at home, please try to be considerate of your child and other children in his/her class.  Children who cannot  pick their heads up should NOT be in school.  Children coughing continuously should also not be in school.