Elementary Health Office
P: (315) 484-1416
F: (315) 484-1417
|WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME:
- Fever of 100 degrees or more, child may return when fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Tylenol or Motrin!
- Vomiting or Diarrhea 12 HOURS before the start of school
- Pinkeye or conjunctivitis, child may return after medical treatment
- Live head lice, child may return after treated with a lice killing product
- Impetigo, child may return after medical treatment
- Strep throat, child may return 24 hours after medical treatment
- Constant cough
|WASH YOUR HANDS:
Did you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you don't wash your hands frequently, you can pick up germs from other sources and then infect yourself. You're at risk every time you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. In fact, one of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their nose or their eyes after the cold virus has gotten on their hands.
If people don't wash their hands frequently (especially when they're sick), they can spread germs directly to other people or onto surfaces that others touch. And before you know it, everyone around you is coming down with something!
|HEAD LICE TIPS:
- Ask your child to try and avoid head-to-head contact with classmates.
- Remind your child not to share things like combs, brushes, hats, hair accessories, and pillows.
- Before hanging up coats store hat in sleeves or pockets.