Reminders from the Health Office

Posted by TH Nurse on 8/17/2020

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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).
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • 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!