March News from the Health Office
Even though the weather is improving, we are still in the midst of “flu season.” Please observe your child and keep him or her home if they are ill to prevent the spread of illness to classmates and school staff.
You must keep your child home and call your physician when one or more of the following symptoms persist:
- Fever of 100.0º F or over, taken in the morning before school – child must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Skin rash or sores
- Inflamed, swollen or reddened eyes
- Excessive coughing or sneezing
- Sore throat
Your child must be free from the above illnesses for 24 hours before returning to school, or you may provide a doctor’s note indicating that the child is medically cleared to attend school.
If you are unsure on what to give your child to treat their illness, don’t hesitate to consult with their doctor’s office for their recommendation. The CDC has a nice parent guideline on their website, www.cdc.gov/flu.
Please make sure that if your child was referred to an eye doctor or for a hearing recheck, that the Health Office receives a follow up form stating the student passed vision, needs glasses or needs further hearing evaluation so it does not impede the child’s learning.
Also, this is another reminder to have an extra set of clothes in your child’s backpack. Even though the weather is improving, there can still be accidents, muddy areas at recess and spill accidents in the lunchroom.
Dental examination forms are due May 15th, 2018 for current kindergarten. Please contact the health office at (847) 472-3445 if you have any questions.
Updated Emergency Contact Information
It is extremely important that we have updated personal as well as emergency contact phone numbers. It has been difficult to reach many parents during the school year due to non-working or disconnected numbers. Please be diligent in providing the office with the most current phone numbers as soon as possible. This includes immediate family as well as anyone listed as an emergency contacts. Make sure the people that you list as an emergency contact are also current and easily reachable. They should be available to pick up your child in your absence if you are ill. For families that may have issues with their phones, please provide the office with the phone number of a responsible family member, friend or neighbor who will be reachable when you are not. There have been instances where we go through all the numbers listed as emergency contacts and they are all disconnected or we can’t leave a message.