Health Office Update December 2017
Health Office Update, December 2017
Posted on 12/14/2017

December 12, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The winter season is upon us, which also means increased student absences due to illness.  We would like to take this opportunity to share some important reminders and information related to student health information and care at Seneca Street. 

Parents may use the following guidelines in determining when a student should be kept home due to illness or contagion:

Fever over 100 ºF in the 12 hours prior to the start of the school day.

More than 1 episode of vomiting or diarrhea in the 12 hours prior to the start of the school day.

Rash or skin lesions appearing contagious, or accompanied by a fever, or negatively affecting the student’s comfort level.  Mrs. Stewart may request a doctor’s note to return to school.

Cough and/or nasal drainage when accompanied by a fever, or persistent enough to negatively affect the student’s comfort level.

Strep throat – may return after 24 hours of treatment and is afebrile (fever free).

Pinkeye – may return after 24 hours of treatment.

Asthma symptoms negatively affecting respiratory quality and not responding to prescribed inhalants.

Head lice – if active (live), must be picked up by parent upon discovery.  If nits only are present, student may remain in school until the end of the day.  Both require treatment prior to returning to school. 

Any student that is hospitalized or evaluated in the emergency room for any reason should provide a physician’s release to return to school, along with specific recommendations regarding physical education class and recess.  We must have a doctor’s order for students to use crutches on school property.

Regular school attendance is one of the most important indicators for student success in school.  However, the health and well-being of our students is also an important factor in sending children to school.  We want your child, as well as all classmates, to be as healthy as possible to promote strong student attendance.  Sending children who are contagious to school creates a domino effect of spreading germs and increased student illness.  We appreciate your teamwork in keeping our students healthy and at school.

Please contact Mrs. Stewart in our health office, 315-363-3930 ext. 2 or, at any time to discuss your child’s health.  For more information, visit the Health Office page on our school webpage:


Mrs. Hagan                                                                   
Mrs. Stewart, RN.

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