Parent Information

BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR REMINDERS

1. The only form of footwear that is safe in school, is SNEAKERS ! All other forms of
footwear contribute to and cause injuries in the school setting.
2. Health Office Emergency Cards must be updated throughout the year if your phone
numbers,address, emergency contact person, etc. information changes. Please send
all changes to me in writing.
3. If your child develops any childhood illness or contagious condition, please notify
me so I can take the proper steps to maintain the health of the rest of the children
in the class.
4. All parents should have a " PLAN B " regarding childcare arrangements should your child
wake up sick, or with a cold in which they are unable to stop coughing or sneezing, or
have a runny nose that does not stop. If you would not like your child sitting next to
someone exhibiting the symptoms your child has, then you know your child is too sick
for the school setting.
5. A child who is fever free because they were given Children's Tylenol, Advil or Motrin
in the morning before school, can still spread the illness which is causing the fever,
even though the fever subsided because of the medication. Therefore, please do not
send your child to school with a fever as the underlying reason for the fever still
exists and your child will spread the illness throughout the classroom. The school
protocal requires that children must be fever free for a full 24 hours before they
return to school.
6. Children should wear appropriate clothing for the season. Always send your child to
school with a jacket or sweater each day, as they do go outside at recess and at
lunchtime, and sometimes in gym class,and often the mornings are quite cool in the
Fall.
7. Be sure your child has breakfast each morning - Studies show that children who eat
breakfast are more attentive, learn more, do better, and have more interest in
school when they eat a healthy breakfast.
8. Dental health care - brushing, flossing and age appropriate alcohol free
mouthwash, should be part of the morning routine each and every day as children
perform their morning hygiene routine. The same applies to the nighttime
routine, prior to bed. The importance of good oral health cannot be emphasized
enough!
9. Snacks sent to school should be healthy and nutritious. Some examples are
fruit, applesauce, pretzels, yogurt, cheese, raisens, cheerios (dry), milk, or
juice. In school we emphasize healthy food choices and good nutrition. Good
habits regarding healthy food choices, are developed when children are very
young, and these habits last a lifetime.
10.A doctor note is required for any absence over 3 days. A doctor note is also
required to return to school, if your child is suspected of having a
contagious condition and is sent home from school from the Health Office.
 

Please Note....

Any Medication to be administered at school MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY BOTH A DOCTOR NOTE AND A PARENT NOTE ! This applies to over the counter medications as well as prescription.

The "Fluoride Rinse Program" for grades 1 through 4, will begin in October. The parent permission form will be sent home in your child's folder. Please sign it immediately and return it promptly.

Many children have food allergies, and you will be notified if a student in your child's class, has a specific allergy. Please be aware of this issue, when you plan to send food items to school, for birthday celebrations, holiday celebrations, etc.

MONTHLY HEALTH CLASS LESSON : September - Handwashing, Germs, Hygiene and tips on staying healthy.
                                                                October - Nutrition
                                                                November - The function of the lungs, effects of second hand smoke, how to avoid exposure to second hand smoke
                                                                December - Poisons in the home / calling for help using " 911 "