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When to keep your child home from school

Because students are in close contact with one another during the school day, diseases spread easily through the school. We try to prevent this as much as possible through education and encouragement of frequent hand washing, proper diet and rest. However, children do get sick. We ask you to keep your child at home for the following reasons:

-has a temperature of 100 degrees or more. Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours before s/he returns to school.

-has been diagnosed with a strep infection. Your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

-has been vomiting during the night or before school

-has persistent diarrhea during the night or before school.

-has red swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening.

-has a productive cough that cannot be controlled with medication

If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable illness, please contact the school nurse to discuss when your child should return to school. Examples include, but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, and scabies.

Reminders

Reminders

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.

Exams may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Reminders for next school year

Reminders for next school year

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, after 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Reminder- When to keep your child home from school

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL

Because students are in close contact with one another during the school day, diseases spread easily through the school. We try to prevent this as much as possible through education and encouragement of frequent hand washing, proper diet and rest. However, children do get sick. We ask you to keep your child at home for the following reasons:

-has a temperature of 100 degrees or more. Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours before s/he returns to school.

-has been diagnosed with a strep infection. Your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

-has been vomiting during the night or before school

-has persistent diarrhea during the night or before school.

-has red swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening.

-has a productive cough that cannot be controlled with medication

If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable illness, please contact the school nurse to discuss when your child should return to school. Examples include, but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, and ringworm.

Health Lessons for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades

In the next few months as part of our fourth, fifth and sixth grade health program, students will be receiving important information about puberty.  The lessons for fourth grade are provided for girls only.  In addition, the 6th grade students will receive information regarding HIV/AIDS.  The goals of the program are to present up-to-date information and to emphasize the importance of healthful living.  The programs are presented separately.  The puberty lesson for girls will be taught by the Certified School Nurse and the lesson for boys will be taught by the Health and Physical Education teacher.  Written materials will be used and sent home for follow-up discussion and as a reference for your child.

The DVDs and complementary materials will be available for parent preview in your child’s school.  Contact the school nurse to make arrangements if you wish to preview the materials prior to February 28th.

If you would like to have your child excused from either topic, please notify the school nurse in writing no later than February 28th.

For any questions please contact your school nurse.

For more information see the letters sent home to each grade level.2

Sealant Saturday

FREE ORAL SCREENINGS & SEALANTS

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.—12 noon

Location: Welsh Mountain Health Centers, 584 Springville Rd., New Holland PA 17557

Phone: 717-354-4711 (Appointments are required)

Children in 1st through 8th grades are eligible, especially children who do not have a dentist and are uninsured can receive a free oral screening and sealants.

Reminders

Reminders

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, after 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Reminder

Reminders for next school year

  • All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.
  • All students in Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have their immunizations completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have the Tdap and MCV vaccines completed prior to the first day of school.
  • Incoming 12th graders are required to have the 2nd dose of MCV vaccine completed prior to the first day of school.
  • All other students that have been notified of immunization needs are required to have these completed prior to the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Immunization Documentation (this is either an updated copy of the immunization record, a note signed by the doctor noting the date of the appointment, or a Religious/Moral Exemption) MUST be completed by the FIRST day of school.  If it is not, after 5 days, your child will be at risk for exclusion (they will not be allowed to attend school) until the documentation has been received.

Exams and immunizations may be mailed to the health room, faxed, or emailed to your school nurse.  For contact information, see the Contact Us page.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Health Lessons for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades

In the next few months as part of our fourth, fifth and sixth grade health program, students will be receiving important information about puberty.  The lessons for fourth grade are provided for girls only.  In addition, the 6th grade students will receive information regarding HIV/AIDS.  The goals of the program are to present up-to-date information and to emphasize the importance of healthful living.  The programs are presented separately.  The puberty lesson for girls will be taught by the Certified School Nurse and the lesson for boys will be taught by the Health and Physical Education teacher.  Written materials will be used and sent home for follow-up discussion and as a reference for your child.

The DVDs and complementary materials will be available for parent preview in your child’s school.  Contact the school nurse to make arrangements if you wish to preview the materials prior to February 28th.

If you would like to have your child excused from either topic, please notify the school nurse in writing no later than February 28th.

For any questions please contact your school nurse.

For more information see the letters sent home to each grade level.

2018-4th-Grade-Puberty-Letter

2018-5th-grade-puberty-letter

2018-6th-Grade-Puberty-and-HIV-Letter