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News from the Health Room

Dear parents,

It's been a busy start of school in the Nurse’s Office. With all the students, faculty and staff back together; it seems we are passing some unwanted germs around. I have seen students with various health complaints. Fortunately, I have no reported cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) or the severe respiratory virus caused by Enterovirus D68 which has been reported in the news recently.  

I have been seeing many students with the common cold, a virus that manifests itself with a fever and congestion, along with a virus that manifests itself with gastrointestinal issues, sometimes with a fever.  For the health and well being of the school community, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Students who have had a fever may not return to school until they are fever free (without any fever reducing medicine) for 24 hours.

On a final note, it's not too early to get the Flu vaccine! I strongly recommend this vaccination.

As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns about your child's well being while at school.


Denise M. Jackson, RN

School Nurse



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