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Deb McClanahan

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Your child will be sent home for a temperature of 99.6 with symptoms, such as headache, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, rash. A student with a temperature of 100 degrees and above with no symptoms will also be sent home. Students should remain at home until temperature has been normal for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

 

Hand washing is one of the most effective methods of preventing many infectious illnesses. Our hands touch many lives, and this single, simple act can stop the spread of disease. You should wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing, sneezing, using the restroom and before and after eating. When warm water and soap aren't available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers provide excellent protection and can be used frequently. Studies have shown that viruses can survive on human hands for several hours and that they can be spread by direct contact.

 

If your student takes a prescription medication at school, new paperwork needs to be filled out each school year. This includes inhalers and insulin! You can access the necessary paperwork under the Nurse's Forms and Documents. Remember to obtain a doctor's signature when appropriate. Send paperwork and medication to school with your child to give to the nurse.

 

During the school year, I will perform vision and hearing tests on all students new to the district. Also, all eighth grade students will be screened for vision in January fulfilling a state requirement. Parents of students not passing these tests will be sent a letter of referral to which they must respond.

 

 

Deb McClanahan

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