As many of you are aware, Anne Tiffany, who was our Health Office Aide, retired this past June, after having worked 19 years in the district. Ms. Katrina Bertelli is now our new Health Office Aide. This year will be Ms. Bertelli's 10th year with the school district. She has been a great asset to our office! Please welcome and introduce yourself to Ms. Bertelli!
Currently, students have been out ill with the following: fevers, strep throat, and coxsackie virus. Common signs and symptoms of coxsackie virus include: fever, poor appetite, runny nose, sore throat and a blister-like rash on the hands, feet and in the mouth. The blisters usually develop one to two days after the initial symptoms. If your child has the following symptoms, please call your child's healthcare provider for guidance. Children with a rash/blisters and fever should not attend school.
Please remember to call the Health Office at (315) 487-4636, if your child will be TARDY or ABSENT from school. As always, please remember to follow-up by sending in a written excuse with your child upon their return back to school.
Just a reminder for students who are in 2nd and 4th grade, a physical is required for the 2016-17 school year. The Health Office will accept physicals that have occurred from September 6, 2015 to the present date. The physical can be faxed to the Health Office directly at (315) 487-4599.
The Health Office is sponsoring an eyeglass drive for the Solvay-Geddes-Camillus Lions Club. The Lions Club collects eyeglasses each year and addresses the need for glasses for both children and adults in the United States as well as around the world. If you should have any used/old eyeglasses and would like to donate them, please send them into school with your child and they can be dropped off at the Health Office. The eyeglass drive will be held until Friday November 18, 2016.
Have you or your child received the flu shot? It's not too late to schedule. Children and adults are recommended to receive an influenza vaccination every year per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control. Peak season for the flu is December to March.
*We are at that time of year again, with the cold, wet and damp weather. We do recommend sending in an extra spare set of clothes. Children will go outside for recess as much as they can, dependent on the weather. There are times that their clothes may get muddy, or even wet.
*Please feel free to send your child to school with chapstick. This is the time of year, we start seeing dry and chapped lips.
The Stonehedge Health Office / Stephanie Skardinski BSN, RN
School Nurses - 315-487-4636
Stephanie Skardinski - Email
Laura Richards - Email
School Psychologists -
Sally Hetelekidis: ST-Gold (Available Tuesday-Friday); Susan Messer: ST-Blue Available Monday-Thursday)
ADAPEP Counselor -
Susan Sheehan - Blue
Mary Clancy - Gold
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