• HEALTH ALERT

     
    A Message to Parents:

    With the flu and cold season upon us, our school nurses request that you not send your student to school if he/she is ill.  We have had several students arrive at school sick, and check in with the school nurse at the direction of their parents.   Not only does this overburden the school health centers, but sick students run the risk of infecting others.

    Your child is too ill to go to school if he or she has any of these signs:

    • Seems very tired and needs bed rest (this is common with flu symptoms)
    • Has vomiting or diarrhea
    • Becomes short of breath or is wheezing
    • Has a cough that disrupts normal activity
    • Has distracting pain from earache, headache, sore throat or recent injury
    • Has yellow or green drainage from eye(s)
    • Breaks out in a sudden rash anywhere on the body
    • Fever

    Your child should not go to school if his temperature is above 100.0F. He may return to school when he/she is fever free for 24 hrs.

    Contagious Disease

    • Your child should stay home from school if he has a contagious disease. A contagious disease is one that can be spread by close contact with a person or object. Examples are: chickenpox, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, colds, strep throat and "pinkeye." A disease may be contagious before the child shows signs of illness. It is very hard to prevent the spread of some germs, especially in a school classroom. Good hand washing will help prevent the spread of germs.

     

    Su hijo (a) esta my enfermo(a) para asistir a la escuela si presenta los siguientes sintómas:

    ·       Está tan cansado que necesita estar en cama ( puede ser un sintóma de Influenza)

    ·       Ha estado vomitando o tiene diarrhea

    ·       Tiene dificultadaes para respirar o tiene respiraciones ruidosas o sibilantes

    ·       Su tos interrumpe  sus actividades normales

    ·       Su dolor de oido, cabeza garganta lo distrae/ herida reciente

    ·       Tiene secreciones verdes o amarillas en los ojos

    ·       Tiene erupciones cutaneas repentinas en su cuerpo

    ·       Fiebre             

    Su hijo(a) No debe atender a la escuela si  su temperature es mas alta que 100 grados F.( 37.7 grados C.) El/Ella puede regresar a la escuela cuándo  haya estado sin fiebre por 24 horas.                                                      

    Enfermedades Contagiosas

    ·       Su hijo(a) debe quedarse en casa si ha contraido una enfermedad contagiosa. Estas enfermedades son las que se pueden propagar con contacto directo o con objetos contaminados. Por ejemplo: Varicella, Influenza,Gastroenteritis, Infecciones con estreptococo y Conjuntivitis. Algunas enfermedades pueden ser contagiosas antes que la persona muestre sintómas. Es dificil prevenir la propagación de algunos germenes,especialment en el salón de clases. Un buen aseo de las manos frequente ayudara a prevenir la propagación de germenes.