HEALTH REMINDERS FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE
and safety of our students is extremely important to the Snoqualmie Valley
School District. The health status of a student bears a direct relation to
the child's ability to benefit from educational experiences.
the spread of illness within the school setting is our best tool to keep
the students healthy. In order to accomplish this, we need the help and
cooperation of parents. If there is any question about the health status of
your child, please make arrangements to keep him/her at home. This
preventive step benefits your child and his or her classmates.
symptoms for which a child should remain at home are:
child, who has had a fever of 100 degrees F or over, should stay home for
at least 24 hours after fever has passed without the use of fever-reducing
Students who have vomited should remain home for at least 12-24 hours from
the last episode and have been hungry for and kept down 2 normal
Students who have loose/liquid stool should remain home until normal bowel
Children with significant runny noses and/or profuse cough need to remain
home until the secretions have diminished to a controllable/containable
ACHES/PAINS: If your child has any physical discomforts (i.e.: stomach
ache, headache, sore throat, etc.), carefully assess your child. Your child
should stay home if they have any of the above accompanying symptoms or are
too uncomfortable to be able to concentrate in class.
This is a
brief sampling of common reasons children should be kept home. There are
many more contagious conditions which would merit exclusion. Please use
caution when assessing your child's health status in the morning and do not
send them if you are uncertain of what is going on with them. If your child
is diagnosed by a physician with a contagious condition and has been at
school, please notify us for tracking purposes.
important for you to know that under the terms of the school medication
law, medications can NOT be at school unless the proper paperwork,
including a physician order, is in place. This also applies to over the
concern is for the well being of each child. If there are concerns
regarding your child's health status please contact your school nurse.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all our children
Carol Gunning, RN, BSN
Opstad Elementary & Timber Ridge Elementary Schools