Please Note that it is seasonal allergy season. Please medicate your child accordingly for their seasonal allergies BEFORE they arrive to school, as the health office DOES NOT MEDICATE students for seasonal allergies
Please Feel Free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.
My hours are from 7:50 a.m.- 2:50 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 609-298-0674 Ext. 2009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child has an injury, cast or on crutches please send in a doctor's note about your child's activity/participation restrictions as well as a note when your child may resume normal activities.
With the change of the weather, comes colds and allergies. Please be sure to keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Encourage good handwashing and proper cough etiquette to decrease the chance of spreading germs and colds. Please encourage healthy eating habits and ensuring the proper amount of sleep for your child to help aide in keeping them healthy. Flu season is upon us, be sure to speak with your child's physician about the flu shot for your child.
As we are entering the spring months during the school year, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some simple steps we can all take to keep our school community as healthy as possible.
Consider keeping at home for an extra day of rest and watch if they have:
- Very stuffy or runny nose, and/or cough
- Mild sore throat (no fever, no exposure to strep throat)
Keep at home for rest and care if they have:
- Fever greater than 100 degrees
- General tiredness or not feeling good
- Frequent congestion - (wet) or croup-sounding cough
- Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of the nose
- Stomach symptoms may not be part of cold or flu signs, but your child should stay home to help prevent the spread of illness if they have vomiting (even just once) or diarrhea.
To help prevent the flu and other diseases, teach your kids to:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Not touch their eyes, nose or mouth
- Cover their mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing
- Use tissues only once and throw away into the waste basket
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Not share drinks and food
Influenza infection can cause a wide variety of symptoms including fever; body aches, sore throat, cough and less commonly temporary muscle weakness. A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever has been 99 degrees or lower for 24 hours.
Antibiotics are not effective for viruses such as simple colds and flu and are not usually given (to help prevent drug resistance). Bacterial infections such as strep throat or ear infections may require antibiotics. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Keeping a sick child at home will help reduce the spread of colds and flu in the classroom. It is a very long day for a sick child sent to school. A child should be physically able to take part in all school activities when returning to school.
As always, if you take your child to the doctor, please get a note and send it in to me. Thank you in advance for helping make this year at Bordentown Middle School as healthy as possible.
I welcome your questions or concerns and look forward to working along with you and your children to provide them a healthy, happy and successful school environment.