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SCHOOL HEALTH GUIDELINES 2012-2013
1. MEDICATIONS: Parents must contact the schol nurse regarding medications in school. Parents must deliver the medications to the nurse’s office and provide a written doctors order. Medication must be in original container and properly labeled from the pharmacy. Please read School Policy.
2. ABSENT PROCEDURE: When calling in a student who will be out sick, please give specific symptoms for your child being out, so that the nurse may follow up with you. State the nature of illness, including fever, cough, sore throat, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. Please read school policy regarding absences due to illness. If your child is seen by a physician, please bring in a note stating diagnosis and treatment.
3. STUDENT RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER FLU LIKE ILLNESS: need to be screened by the nurse prior to returning to school, in order to prevent spread of illness to classmates.
4. INJURY RESTRICTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: If your child has an injury and is treated by a physician, please send in a note stating the nature of the injury, what physical activity restrictions there are, and when the student is cleared to return to normal activity.
5. STAY HOME IF: Please stay home if you are ill with fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or sore throat. You must be symptom free for 24 hours. We need to protect the school community from spread of any illness. Kindly call the nurse, should you have any questions.
6. PROMOTE HANDWASHING!! Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve, do not share drinks or eating utensils, keep your hands away from your face, clean all common surfaces frequently, keep personal distance from others.
7. INFLUENZA VACCINE: Have your child vaccinated for Influenza annually, and give documentation from your physician to the school nurse.
8. IMMUNIZATION / PHYSICAL EXAMS: It is required that you send in your child’s updated health physical and immunization records annually. Your child will be enrolled conditionally if they are not current with immunization requirements. Contact your physician and /or the school nurse if you have questions.
9. SPORTS PHYSICAL: Middle School students must have a current physical on file with the school nurse in order to participate in after school sports. The physical must be dated within the last 2 years.
10. HEAD LICE: Please contact the school nurse if your child is treated for head lice, and notify the parent of any of your child’s close contacts. Students must be checked at home for nits, daily for 2 weeks after receiving treatment. Routine screening for lice are not done in the school setting per state guidelines.
11. ELLIS SCHOOL WEB PAGE: Please check the school nurse’s web page for current information and resources, as well as health alerts under the news section.
12. HEALTH CONDITIONS: Please contact the school nurse regarding any health issues your student may have, such as severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, and any other medical concerns. Some students with these issues may benefit from a 504 plan to ensure safety and promote best learning.
PEANUT / NUT ALLERGIES
In order to protect students with severe allergies please be aware that ALL CLASSROOM SNACKS MUST BE NUT FREE.
This includes all nuts; peanuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.
There should be no sharing of snacks in the classroom.
Read all snack labels carefully.
Students may have peanut/nut products packed in lunch boxes for consumption in the school cafeteria at appropriate tables.
(Students with peanut/nut allergies sit at a designated peanut/nut free table.)
All students who eat a peanut/nut product at lunch time must wash their hands after lunch.
There is no federal law in the U.S. requiring bicycle helmets. The states and localities below began adopting laws in 1987, mostly limited to children under 18. At present, 22 States including the District of Columbia have state-wide laws, and more than 201 localities have local ordinances.
SINCE 2006 THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MADATES THAT
BICYCLE HELMETS MUST BE WORN ON YOUTH AGES 16 AND UNDER.
IF YOU RIDE A BIKE - PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL WITHOUT A HELMET ON YOUR HEAD!!!