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October 18, 2017
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Notes from the Nurse

October 2018

Posted on October 18, 2017

What's going around at Onondaga Road?

Lately we have been seeing colds, coughs, fevers and stomach upsets that sometimes come back once the child seems well. There have been a few students with the stomach bug, and a few cases of strep. Most of the sore throats have been viral. Ear infections have been showing up too.  

Halloween:

To have a safe Halloween, make sure that children can see easily through their masks, walk along with them while they are trick or treating, and have them go only to the houses of neighbors you know. Check candy that is collected and throw away anything that is unwrapped or has an open wrapper, or that just doesn't look right. If you allow your child to bring candy to school with lunch please limit it to 1 or 2 pieces a day.  

 Flu Shots:

Remember to get the whole family vaccinated against the flu!  The vaccine comes in a nasal mist or as an injection. Although it is not 100% effective, the flu vaccine protects most of those who get it. Getting the flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. Give your family a better chance of staying well and not missing days at school or work. Many pharmacies give it without an appointment, and it is often free by showing your insurance card.  

Physicals:

Many thanks to all the parents who have provided current physicals for their K, 2nd, and 4th grade students or contacted me with the dates of upcoming appointments. There are still about 44 other students I do not have them for. If you have been putting this off, put that physical into the backpack today or call the doctor and have it faxed to the school (315-487-2598)!  

Absent or Tardy?

 If you know that your child will be absent or tardy, please call or e-mail the Health Office by 9:30 AM. (487-4655, knason@westgenesee.org). There is voice mail at this number so you can leave a message any time. If you are going on vacation while school is in session, contact me ahead of time with the dates so I don't call your cell phone while you are at Disney World! If your child is not here and I have not received a message, I will call you. These calls are made primarily to be sure that children are safe.

 

September 2017

Posted on September 24, 2017

What's going around at Onondaga Road:

So far we have been seeing some colds, coughs, viral sore throats, and fevers. There has also been a small number with strep throat. There have not been many absences due to illness so far. Please keep your child home from school if they have had any fever over 100 degrees, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 24 hours. Students who are on antibiotics for infections like strep must take them for 24 hours before returning to school.  

K, 2nd, and 4th Grade Physicals:

Students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade are required by New York State to have a current physical on file in the Health Office. This also applies to students in all grades who have just entered this school district.  There are many, many students who do not meet this requirement right now. Please call for an appointment with your pediatrician right away or send a copy of a physical that has been done within the past year to the Health Office. They may also be faxed to the school at 315- 487-2598.  

Making Snack Time a Healthy and Safe Time for Everyone:

Most grades have at least one child with a severe food allergy this year. Because snacks are eaten in the classrooms, foods that are brought in for snack time must be free of peanuts and other allergens. Students can bring any food they want for lunch because it is eaten in the cafeteria. Thank you for respecting the list your child's teacher has sent home as safe snacks for their classroom. If you need a new list please ask your child's teacher.  

Use of Orthopedic Equipment in School for Injuries:

If a student needs to wear a brace, cast, or splint in school a physician's order is required in writing. The physician must specify the length of time the student will use it and how long the student needs to be excused from Physical Education class. The same policy applies to the use of crutches. When possible, students using crutches should be transported by car, to and from school. 

 
 

Kathy Nason RN, Onondaga Road School Nurse  

 

 

 

 

 

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Health Personnel

School Nurse - 315-487-4655

Kathy Nason - Email

 

School Psychologists -

Alison Conley  (Available Monday morning, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning )

ADAPEP Counselor - Barbara Randall

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