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Nurse's Office

Nurse's Office


Welcome to Amanda Elementary School Nurse's Office. Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any health related issues that your child/student may have during the school year. The nurse is looking forward to a HEALTHY and happy school year!



Allergies


If your child has food allergies of any kind, please notify the school nurse so she can inform the teacher and cafeteria manager. School district policy requests a doctor's note on each student with food allergies.

 

Emergency Care



If your child is injured or becomes ill at school, the school will notify you. Therefore, it is imperative that we know:

1. Where to reach you (home, business, and relative/neighbor’s telephone).

2. The name, address, and telephone number of your family doctor.


At the beginning of each school year, each student should bring home a Health & Emergency Information form. Please complete this form and return it to your child’s teacher immediately. Parents are urged to make every effort to keep the information recorded on the emergency cards current. If necessary, parents should contact the school nurse to update these forms during the school year.

To view and/or print please click the document below.
 
 



 
 

FLU Season



Traditionally referred to as "the flu," seasonal influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. Flu is spread person-to-person, often by droplets that are airborne from someone sneezing or coughing. The flu virus can exist in the environment for days -- particularly in the cold and in low humidity.

 
Let’s all contribute to FIGHT and help reduce the spread of seasonal influenza!

     • Take the time to get a yearly flu vaccine {Students, parents, and staff}.
     • Take everyday preventive actions, including covering coughs and sneezes, washing  
        hands, and keeping your hands away from their nose, mouth, and eyes.
     • Stay home when sick.
     • Make a routine of surface cleaning.
 
Click the documents below to read or print more information.
 
 
 


 

Good Health


1. Good hand hygiene
  • To give kids an idea of how long it should take to thoroughly wash their hands, teach them to sing Happy Birthday or their ABCs twice while scrubbing. (Incidentally, the same singing idea applies for teeth brushing, although it's much harder to sing with a toothbrush in your mouth.)
  • Visit the CDC's website for the recommended hand washing technique.
  • Bottled hand sanitizers are intended for use when soap and water are inaccessible, not as a replacement. Although hand sanitizers are convenient, kids should still wash their hands with soap and water at the first opportunity for a more effective job.
2. Eat breakfast and nutritious meals.

3. Get sufficient sleep
  • To learn about the recommended sleep requirements for children, the CDC provides useful information. The website gives the average number of hours based on the child's age, plus tips on how to establish healthy sleep habits.
4. Keep sick children home especially if they have a fever.
 
5. Teach sneeze etiquette.
  • Teach kids basic information about spreading germs, including proper sneezing etiquette (into the elbow to avoid hand contamination) and how to dispose of tissues and Band-Aids (followed, of course, by hand washing). The CDC provides a free downloadable graphic poster in English and Spanish that shows proper cough and sneeze etiquette.
6. Keep in contact. 
  • Students who have health issues such as asthma or diabetes need parents, teachers and the school nurse to work together to ensure their health and well-being.
 
7. Be active.
  

 
Click this link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention  for a page with health and safety information for children age 4-11.

Click this link to  Dayton Children's Hospital : your online source of trusted child health, safety and parenting information as well as services.

Click this link to Cincinnati Children's Hospital : your online source of trusted child health, safety and parenting information as well as services.