News from the Nurse
The goal of the health services is to provide a safe and healthy environment for students to stay in school and learn to the best of their abilities. This includes immunization compliance, administering prescriptions and over the counter medications, developing emergency care plans, chronic condition monitoring, vision and hearing screenings, scoliosis screenings, collaborating with a dental hygienist to provide cleanings at school and providing families with relevant health information. The health services work closely with local public health and Minnesota Department of Health.
January 8th, 2019
The flu is widespread across the region and state. We are starting to see a few cases in school. Please remember to stay home until fever has been below 100.0F for 24 hours.
Symptoms of the flu include: fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, and body aches. This is different than the "stomach flu" or nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Here is more information on the flu from the Minnesota Department of Health:http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/basics/flufacts.html
Jan. 17th - We have a few positive cases of influenza at the school. Please keep your child home if they have a fever > than 100.0. They should remain home for 24 hours AFTER the fever is gone. Please see the link above for more information.
Dec. 14th - Please continue to check your students for lice. This has been more common this year and previous years.
Jan 17th - We have a few positive and suspected cases of influenza. Please keep your student home if they have a fever >100.0. They should remain home for 24 hours after the fever is gone. Please see the link above for more information.
Jan 10th, 2019 - We continue to see symptoms consistent with the norovirus 2 months after it first started. This is possibly due to students returning to school prior to the 24 hour waiting period. Also, hand hygiene has been an issues, so please reinforce that with your student.
Dec 14th - We continue to see students with symptoms of the norovirus. Please keep students home for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting &/or diarrhea. Please see below for more information on the norovirus.
Dec 6th, 2018 - At the secondary school, we are seeing several students in the health office who have symptoms consistent with the Norovirus. Symptoms include nausea, stomach cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. At times we see students with a low grade fever as well.
If your student is experiencing these symptoms, please stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
Please see this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html