ND residents are currently experiencing a high volume of influenza, including those that received the influenza vaccine. Fortunately, our staff and students at Alexander School have remained fairly healthy. ND has not reported a peak in influenza incidents so we want to continue to practice good measures to avoid and/or treat influenza.
A few friendly reminders…
Please do NOT send your child to school if he/she has or has had:
- Fever more than 100 degrees within the last 24 hours (must be fever free for 24 hours)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Continuous coughing not relieved with cough medicine
We have a policy in place regarding medication administration to students. Absolutely no medication will be purchased and administered to any student by the school or any of its staff. This includes Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops, etc. A parent or guardian may provide prescribed and/or non-prescribed (over-the-counter) medication and request permission for school staff to administer during school hours. These forms are available in the office. A medication administration form must be completed. The medication needs to be in an unopened container (if over-the-counter) and brought in by parents.
We would greatly appreciate your assistance in preventing the spread of illness in our school. Please help us teach your children good health habits to protect themselves as well as others.
- Plenty of rest and nutritious food are needed
- Do not eat or drink from the same utensil or container after someone else
- Keep hydrated by drinking a lot of heathy fluids (soda does not count)
- When coughing or sneezing, cover the nose & mouth by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or in the bend of the elbow
- Practice frequent hand washing with soap & water or hand sanitizer. This is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Wash, wash, and wash those hands!
Since students need to be picked up when they become ill at school, we need current telephone numbers. Please inform the school office of any changes.
Thank you in advance for working with us to keep students and staff healthy and in school.
Krista Heen, RN ~
Alexander Public School Nurse