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Health & Wellness

 

Many students spend more time in school than they do at home, and keeping them safe and healthy while at school is our primary responsibility.  Here are a few things that we would like for parents to know so that they can help with keeping our children well.

1.    Keep children home when they are ill: Be sure to check the t guidelines when deciding whether or not to send your child to school.  It is recommended that the child go at least 24 hours fever- and diarrhea-free before heading back to school.

2.    Make sure children are dressed appropriately to go outside: Make sure your student is dressed appropriately to spend time outside. We recommend they have warm coats, gloves and hats.  If your child is in need of any of these please contact the school nurse. 

3.    Hand washing is the most important habit: Parents are constantly reminded to teach their children good hand-washing habits.  We have been doing hand-washing classes at school but they need to be reminded at home as well.

4.    Make breakfast a priority: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Students who do not eat breakfast can experience stomachaches, headaches, nausea and dizziness. Our students have bodies and brains growing quickly and often need this refueling in the morning.

5.    Cover your coughs! The spread of germs can be stopped quickly if students cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough with the inside of their arm or elbow.

6.    Practice good health prevention: Eating healthy, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest will keep both children and parents in their healthiest state. Healthy children often fight off sickness much quicker due to a healthier immune system.  If your child has not had a flu shot or the mist this year it is important that they do so. 

Thank you      Alice Sweeten RN    641-784-3422