WELCOME to theLa Monte ANNEXSCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE
"You can't educate a child who isn't healthy, and you can't keep a child healthy who isn't educated."
Joycelyn Elders, M.D. Former U.S. Surgeon General
La Monte School & La Monte ANNEX School Nurse:
Chris Musial MS BSN RN NJ-CSN NCSNOffice 732-652-7991 FAX 732-748-8524 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sick Day Guidelines:
Making the Right Call When Your Child Is Sick
Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?
Please keep your child home if he or she:
¨ Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher
¨ Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
¨ Has symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, such as:
o Very tired or lack of appetite
o Cough that he or she cannot control; sneezing often
o Headache, body aches, or earache
o Sore Throat—a minor sore throat is ok for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset, or rash. Call your doctor if your child has these symptoms. A special test is needed to know if it is strep throat.
Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medicine (like Tylenol or Motrin). Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and expose other people unnecessarily to illness.
Keep your child home if he is coughing or sneezing frequently as he or she is spreading his cold to others.
Keep your child home 24 hours after last vomiting or diarrhea episode. Returning to school sooner than this may spread this highly contagious virus to others!
We currently have many children and adults who are ill coming to school, and each one is passing his/her sickness to others. Please help others from becoming sick by keeping your child home during the worst of his or her illness.
October is HEAD LICE AWARENESS MONTH!
Learn about handwashing with Handy and His Helpers
May is SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Remember to SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! when going out in the sun... SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on sunscreen, and SLAP on a hat. Parents...please apply sunscreen each time your child goes out to play...Cloudy days also have harmful UV rays which can cause skin damage later in life. FIELD DAY is coming!! Please put sunscreen on your child BEFORE school. Use cautiously on the face, as sweating may cause the sunscreen to drip into the eyes, causing burning and tearing.Check out LINKS TO GOOD HEALTH on the sidebar for more information about how to manage your child's health.Contact the Community Visiting Nurses Association to find out if you are eligible for FREE immunizations and well-baby care. Call 908-725-9355 ext 0. Se hable espanol.¿Seguro de salud ni médico? Llame a la Asociación de enfermeras visitadorasa a 908-725-9355Se habla español