EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
*Please provide the school with current emergency contact information for your child and remember to update when changes have occurred.
*Please notify school personnel if your child is absent due to a contagious illness.
*Please notify nurse of any health concern or condition that may affect your child's school day
IS MY CHILD TOO ILL TO ATTEND SCHOOL?
Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The following guidelines may be helpful but they do not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention.
Fever - 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher - A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school until student has been fever free for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).
Colds- Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance. A child with thick or constant nasal discharge or constant cough should remain home.
Rash - A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A student who has a rash of unknown origin or accompanied with a fever should not attend school.
Vomiting/Diarrhea - Student should not attend school until symptom- free for at least 24hours.
Stick neck -associated with a fever and /or a recent injury
Head injury -student should not come to school until doctor has cleared to do so.
Conjunctivitis - (pink eye), strep infections,ringworm,and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24hours before returning to school.
Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
9-5-2-1-0 for Health
The Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is promoting healthy lifestyles for children & youth through the
Tipping the Scales for Better Health Campaign.
9- Get at least 9 hours of sleep per day
5- Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
2- Limit screen time to no more than 2 hours per day
1- Get at least one hour of physical activity per day
0- Avoid beverages with added sugar
For more information, click on link below or go to www.tippingthescales.net