Our motto: Healthy children make happy children
The school nurses are advocates for our students and staff’s health and safety, using knowledge from medical, educational and psychological disciplines.
- To support students and staff by implementing the nursing process in the school setting.
- To make a timely and accurate nursing assessment with the appropriate intervention that is within the school setting.
- To collaborate with staff to promote a healthy and safe school environment.
THE FLU SHOT
Guide for Parents to Keep Your Child Healthy and Safe
GET THE FLU SHOT EVERY YEAR
(recommended for all 6 months and older every year)
The flu is a virus that causes an infection of the nose, throat and lungs.
The flu is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or runny nose.
The flu can be spread from one day before getting sick and up to 5 days after getting sick.
The flu comes on suddenly.
The flu signs and symptoms are: fever, fatigue, headache, stomach problems and diarrhea.
YOUR CHILD MAY NOT COME TO SCHOOL IF HE OR SHE HAS THE FLU.
Rest and Lots of Fluids
Fever-reducing medicine as ordered by your doctor
Tissues to be used with coughing and sneezing
IF NO tissues, cough or sneeze into the sleeve of your arm
RETURN TO SCHOOL:
Your child has no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing prescribed by your doctor.
Your child feels well for 24 hours