Bartlett K – 2
Bartlett Nurse Newsletter
In keeping with the district wellness policy students are encouraged to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to support a healthy school environment by providing a variety of nutritious foods if meals or snacks are sent from the home.
Cold and Flu Season
The cold and flu season is beginning and will continue well into the spring. Stomach bugs and strep throat are also common. Please protect your child, family, and the school population by reviewing the information below. Flu shots are available anywhere from your child’s primary care provider’s office, pharmacies, and clinics held at retail stores such as Wal-Mart.
Ways to Stay Healthy
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
- Keep shared surfaces, such as handles, computers, and phone clean
- Keep your child home when he or she is sick
Reminder: Haverhill School Health Services Policies
If your child is sick with:
- Fever over 100°F/37.8°C
He or she must stay home until symptoms have been gone for 24 hours. If your child was dismissed from school with these symptoms he or she cannot return the next day (less than 24 hours after symptoms occurred). Remember that your child needs to be fever free without the use of medicine that reduces fever, like ibuprofen.
If your child has:
- An unknown rash
- Strep throat or suspected strep throat
- A contagious disease such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or impetigo
He or she must been seen by a doctor and given permission to return to school. Please provide me with this documentation. If your child was prescribed antibiotics, he or she usually has to take the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. Please remember to contact the school office at (978) 469-8735 if your child is going to be absent.
Please call me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help in keeping our student population healthy and ready to learn!
Bartlett School Nurse