Welcome to the School 6 Nurse’s Page!
Communication is key to ensuring your child’s well-being during the school day. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or to provide information pertaining to your child’s health and medical needs. I can be reached at 908-862-3003 ext. 8611 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold and flu season is upon us. Here are a few tips to help keep the whole family and school community healthy.
- Wash hands with soap and water often, especially before meals
- Keep your hands away from your face, avoid eyes, nose and mouth
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
- Get proper sleep. Children age 3-5 should sleep 10 to 13 hours per day. Children age 6 to 12 should sleep 9 to 12 hours per day (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016)
- Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water
- Get a flu vaccination! It is the best protection against the flu, a potentially serious illness. Remember, it takes two weeks after the vaccination is given to be effective
- Stay home if you are sick. Be sure that you have a working thermometer and use it to check for fever if your child is not feeling well. Headache is often a sign of fever. A temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above indicates fever and the need to stay home. Children should only return to school when feeling better and fever has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine. Frequent cough that interferes with the ability to function well in school is also an indication to stay home. See the doctor when needed.
For Children with Asthma
- Children need access to their asthma medications in school for asthma symptoms during the school day
- Authorization to Administer Medication form and an Asthma Treatment Plan must be completed by the doctor and parent/guardian and be on file with the school nurse
- Forms are available on the School 6 website and also in Nurse Radil’s office
- If the doctor has prescribed a daily controller medication for your child, please make sure he/she is receiving it. Failure to do so may result in return of frequent asthma symptoms and possible loss of school time.
Important Forms and Information: