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Importance of HandwashingPosted by Munhi Sohn on 9/8/2020
The best way to keep healthy during cold and flu season is to FIGHT GERMS by WASHING YOUR HANDS!
According to CDC...Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself vaccine!
Effective hand washing involves five simple and effective step:
Regular hand washing, before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Remember to lather for 20 seconds!
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Check out the CDC website for more information and helpful tips at https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
COVID-19Posted by Munhi Sohn on 9/1/2020
What is Coronavirus COVID-19
This is a new type of coronavirus that began at the end of 2019. The virus spreads easily and has affected people in many countries. It spreads when an infected person sneezes or coughs which sends tiny droplets into the air and enters through our nose, mouth, eyes, or it may be breathed in. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Some people carry the virus without having any symptoms. Researchers are working on medicines and vaccine for this new coronavirus. In the meantime, it is important to keep the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to this virus.
- Clean your hands often (remember to wash with soap at least 20 seconds)
- Avoid close contact
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
During this time, it is important to keep healthy routines.
- Practice structure by keeping your usual wake up and sleep times.
- Timely meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Set aside the same time of the day every day for remote learning.
- Exercise and be active.
- Help out with chores.
- Stay connected with friends (online/telephone social time)
- Stay positive!
- Worn at all times except while eating or while outside and able to maintain physical spacing
- Worn on the bus if student is utilizing district transportation
- Students are expected to wear a clean mask every day
- Face masks are not to be shared
- May wear face mask and face shield if preferable
- Students may remove facemasks outside when they reach their outdoor learning space, and prompted by the teacher
- No gator masks (masks are to be multi-layered covering)
I hope that everyoe continues to stay calm and keep things simple
Happy Beginning of the School Year from the Health Office!Posted by TH Nurse on 8/17/2020
All medical forms are due now. New Pre-Kindergarteners, Kindergarteners, and new students need a recent physical and immunizations. Kindergartners need a professional eye and dental exam. All 2nd graders need a dental exam. If your child has a severe food allergy, asthma, diabetes, or a seizure disorder requiring medication, please fill out these forms as well with your child’s doctor. All medical forms can be downloaded from the Lincolnwood School District 74 website.
Please remember to call the school every day your child will be absent from school.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Welcome back everybody!
Reminders from the Health OfficePosted by TH Nurse on 8/17/2020
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child's health issues with me, please me at (847) 745-3732.
1) Please keep sick children home. When Should a Child Stay Home? If the child exhibits any of the following:
- contagious disease (let the school office know)
- fever (temperature of 99.7 degrees or above).
- incessant or deep cough
- red eye(s) with discharge and/or crusting on lashes and/or itching or pain
- unexplained rash
- obvious signs that your child cannot comfortably participate in class activities (even without a fever)
Symptoms should be absent for twenty-four hours before the student returns to school (fever-free without medication) and a physician’s note may be required. The student must remain home for 24 hours after vomiting and/or able to eat two regular meals without nausea or vomiting. Diarrhea should also be absent for 24 hours before your child returns to school.
2) Children need breakfast every morning. They go 10-12 hours without eating. It is important to get their bodies and brains going by feeding them a healthy breakfast. Children learn better and feel better with something in their tummies. Children who do not have breakfast have trouble learning and participating in class activities. Start the day right!
3) Please call the Health Office every day your child is absent from school at (847) 745-3732.
4) All medical forms are due now. New Pre-Kindergarteners, Kindergarteners, and new students need a recent physical and immunizations. Kindergarteners also need a professional eye and dental exam. Second graders also need a dental exam. If your child has a severe food allergy, asthma, diabetes, or a seizure disorder requiring medication, please fill out these forms as well with your child’s doctor. All medical forms can be downloaded from the Lincolnwood School District 74 website.
5) Please check your child regularly for lice. If you need information about lice and how to check your child’s head, visit cdc.gov or www.youtube.com and search for “Head Lice to Dead Lice”. After summer and winter vacations are the times when head lice are more common.
Thanks and have a great school year!