Nurse’s Notes

Dear Parents,

We do our best at school to reduce the spread of illness. As parents, we need your help ensuring students get the rest and time they need to recover when sick by adhering to the school policy on illness as follows:

Children with fevers, contagious or infectious diseases will be sent home promptly and excluded from school while in that condition, per Virginia Department of Health regulations. Once the student is confirmed to be free of communicable illness by a healthcare provider or is fever free (100+)/symptom free for 24 hours without taking anti-fever medications, the student may return to school, afterschool and extracurricular activities.

In the case of fever (100 degrees and above), this means that the child should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school, without having taken Tylenol, Advil or any other fever reducer. In the case of vomiting or diarrhea, the student should not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours without using any medication to stop these symptoms, before they can return to school.

Also, please let the school nurse know if your child tests positive for strep or flu.

When a student is requesting a waiver from participating in Physical education classes and/or recess parents are required to submit a written statement from their child’s physician which states any activity restriction with regard to participation in Physical Education classes and /or recess.  If a student needs to use the elevator, a doctor’s note is also required. The statement is expected to include a specific time frame for the activity restriction.

New Students & Rising 6th Graders

New Students & Rising 6th Graders, please make sure to turn in your VA School Entrance Form which should have been completed over the summer.

If your child requires an Epi-Pen or Inhaler at school, please take the forms specified below with you to your appointment to save yourself a trip later in the summer!

 Allergy Students: Please have your doctor fill out (2) forms
  • Epi-Pen Allergy Action Plan
  • Antihistamine Form (for Benedryl)

Asthma/Inhaler Students:

  • Asthma Action Plan

Clinic updates may be found throughout the school year on this page.

Mrs. Gayani Paolino, RN: gpaolino@ourladyofhope.net (Mon., Thurs., Fri.)

Mrs. Carol James: cjames@ourladyofhope.net (Tues., Wed.)

 

 

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