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Note from the Nurse

Dear Parent or Guardian:
 
This letter is to provide you information about a flu outbreak within Harrison Hills City Schools.  To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.  To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
 
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms: 
 
  • Fever-greater than 100°F and your child should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.  This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medicines (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen.)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
 
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits: 
 
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.  Using a paper tissue, throw it   away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
 
Colds and influenza are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until they are “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours with no medication. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at homes for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.  
Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
 
Please call nursing at 740-942-7716 for any questions or concerns
 
Harrison Hills Schools Nursing 

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 Reminder for all Parents!
 
Immunizations are due now, Kindergarten must have 2 MMR with 2 Varicella. 
7th graders are mandated to have a booster Tdap and meningococcal vaccine.
12th-grade students are mandated to now have a Meningitis booster (Note all University and Colleges now require these immunizations to enter their programs.)
 Please call your physician or our local Health Department to receive your required immunizations at 740-942-2616
Once you have received a copy of your child's shots they must be sent to your school nurse for proper documentation. 

HCJSHS and Harrison Central Elementary

Holli L. Kulow MSN, RN
Beth Cumings, RN
740-942-7716
Fax 740-942-7705
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