Nurse's Notes

While there are no virus cases in Catoosa County or surrounding areas, we want to remind you about some ways to protect your family from getting sick and to maintain our healthy learning environments:
  • Keep children who are sick at home. Don’t send them to school.
  • Teach your children to wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Make sure children know to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Teach your children to stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
  • People who are sick should stay home from work or school and avoid other people until they are better.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

SCHOOL HEALTH NEWS

The school does not stock over the counter medications such as children's Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If you feel your child may need some medication to be given at school, please complete a Medical Authorization and Release form which can be turned in to the front office, or to me along with the medication in the original bottle. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,
Nurse Stacy

DO YOU START YOUR DAY WITH BREAKFAST?

Do you and your children have time for breakfast everyday? Breakfast is a very important meal. Just think, if you ate supper around 6:00 and you don't eat breakfast in the morning, you could be going 18 hours without eating. That would be hard for most people, especially children. Being hungry can cause headaches and stomachaches and feeling shakey. Many kids tell me they didn't eat breakfast because they didn't have time to. We have a great solution to this dilemma. February would be a great month to try our school breakfast. You can be sure your child starts the day with a good breakfast and help us win a visit from an Atlanta Falcons Football player. For February we are in a Fuel Up to Play competition with other schools to have high participation in our breakfast program. It would be a great month to start eating breakfast at school. You can find the menu on the left menu of this page.

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There are times that students become sick or get injured at school and it is very important that we are able to contact a parent. People often change their cell phone numbers and forget to let us know at school. Please be sure we have your current contact information. If you change your phone number come in and change it on your child's transportation card and send in a note to your child's teacher.



Medications at School

If your student requires medication at school there are some guidelines to be followed. For an ongoing medication, the parent should come in with the medication in the original prescription bottle with the pharmacy label on it and fill out the Medical Authorization and Release Form.

If your child is on a temporary medication like an antibiotic that is a 4 a day dose it can be given at school. Bring it in and fill out the same Medical Authorization and Release Form.


Please be aware that I cannot send medication home with a student. It must be picked up by a parent. The school is open until 6:00 daily.


Our school does not stock over the counter medications. If your child frequently needs an over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, etc. and you would like for them to have that at school you can bring it in and fill out the Medical Authorization and Release Form. These must also be in their original and be children's medication.

Please call me or use the email connection above if you have any questions.

See Forms on the web menu to print a copy of the Medical Release Form (pdf) so you can fill it out ahead of time if you would like.

Please refer to The Student and Parent Handbook for our County Policy on medications at school.

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