September/October 2019 News From the Health Office
Kindergarten and New Students Vaccinations and Immunizations:
Please make sure you turn in your forms for physicals and immunizations as soon as possible. If there is a reason you are having difficulty with obtaining them, please let the Health Office know and we can direct you to locations that can help.
Emergency Family/Friend Phone numbers: Please make sure that we have the most current, working phone numbers for your family and emergency contacts. We want to make sure that we can easily contact someone in a timely manner when your child is sick or injured. If you change your phone or get a new phone number, please make sure to let the office know.
Please make sure that your child/children have an extra set of clothes in their backpack. This includes shirt, pants, underwear and socks. This is important for all grades from kindergarten through 5th grade. There are various times that a change of clothes may be necessary including spilling food or mud out in the playground. The Health Office has limited supply and sizes. Also, if your child does borrow clothes from the Health Office, please make sure the clothes are washed and returned in a timely manner.
Illness at School
To prevent spreading illness please keep your child home if he or she is sick. Medicating your child prior to school with fever reducing medication only relieves symptoms. The illness is still present and can be passed on to others.
District 59 Guidelines State:
You must keep your child home and call your physician when one or more of the following symptoms persist:
- Fever of 100.0 or over and 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.
More information about school health can be found in the Family Reference Guide on the District 59 website under the Parents heading.