Notes from our School Nurse

  • We need your help to reduce the spread of germs! By working together, taking precautions, we can help to minimize the impact of any illness that can be spread to others.

Please   keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have vomiting or diarrhea or fever.  They must be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicines for 24 hours prior to coming to school.

So, if your child has been vomiting, had several episodes of diarrhea or fever today, they cannot come to school tomorrow.  If they are sent home due to vomiting, diarrhea or fever, they cannot come to school the next day as they need to be symptom free  for 24 hours.

Thank you for your help in reducing the spread of germs

  • Head Lice

Just a reminder that fall and winter are prime seasons not only for the flu bug, but for another bug as well- lice. It is important for parents/guardians to be proactive and continue to check their child's head weekly and treat only if live lice or nits within ¼ inch of the scalp are found. If you find your child does in fact have head lice, please contact your school nurse to discuss treatment options. As always, should you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse. This time of year with trying on Halloween costumes may add to the spread of lice. Please continue to check your child's head weekly. Look for signs of itching, especially behind the ears and at the neck. Anyone can get head lice! It has nothing to do with cleanliness or socioeconomic status. Children ages 3-12 are usually the ones most affected. If by chance your child gets head lice, contact the school nurse and she has an information sheet available for detailed treatment steps to help decrease the spread of head lice.

  • Staying Home from School or Childcare When You Child is Sick

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http://www.scdhec.gov/library/CR-010752.pdf