Virginia M. Smith
Grades Pre-K (4 year olds) - 3rd
Phone: 315-689-8540 x 4010
Grades 3YP and 4-5
Phone: 315-689-8520 x 2010
Call x 4010 if you have a question
for the nurse covering grades Pre-K
(4YP) through 3. Call x 2010 if you
have a question for the nurse in
grades 3YP, 4, and 5.
WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME WITH ILLNESS
It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or call for an appointment with your health care provider is recommended.
It is a good idea to keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:
- Fever greater than 100.0° (taken by mouth)
- Repetitive vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Severe sore throat along with fever
- Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
- Red eyes in conjunction with green or yellow discharge
- Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache or coughing that keeps them awake at night
- Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
- Severe headache, especially with fever
It is advised that children stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill at school and the school nurse feels they are too sick to benefit from school, and/or it could be contagious to other children, you or an emergency contact will be called to pick up your child.
If you find your child is frequently asking to stay home from school, if they are falling behind or appear anxious about school, or if there does not appear to be any physical symptoms, contact your school nurse and your health care provider to discuss your concerns.
Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm water. These simple steps will help promote cleanliness and good health.
This is the current immunization requirements for school attendance
P-K: 1 dose
K-12: needs 2 doses of MMR
Pre-K: 4 doses
K-5: 5 doses or 4 doses if 4th dose was after age 4. Must have 1 dose after age 4 Or 3 doses if student was 7 years or older and the series started after age 1
6-12: 3 doses
1 dose for entering 6th grade
Polio (OPV, IPV)
PK: 3 doses
K-4: 4 doses or 3 if 3rd dose received at 4 years or older. 1 dose must be given after age 4
Grade 5: 3 doses
Grades 6-9: 4 doses or 3 if 3rd dose received at 4 years or older. 1 dose must be given after age 4
Grades11,12: 3 doses
Pk-12: 3 doses
PK: 1 dose
K-4: 2 doses
Grade 5: 3 doses
Grades 6-9: 2 doses
Grades 11,12: 1 dose
Haemophilus influenza type b (HIB)
Required for Pre-K only 1 to 4 doses depending on dosing schedule
Pre- K only 1-4 doses depending on dosing schedule.