Health Office Reminders:
Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?
Reading Food Labels
Hi! My name is Pat Mattessich and I am the new DDE nurse. I worked @ WRE for 7 years and 3 years in SCSD.
Nurse’s telephone direct line is: 453-1119.
Food Pantry Info:DDE has a well-stocked pantry if you find yourself a little short on food. Call the nurse (453-1119) in confidence.
If your child had a physical exam in the last year, please send me a copy. Students in kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th & 10th grades need a physical and the form filed with the school nurse. If I don't receive a physical, I will schedule your child for an exam with the school physician in January.
It's cold and flu season, so we in school teach children to sneeze into their elbow so as not to spread germs by their hands. Want to avoid being sick? Be a phanatic about washing your hands!
Also, The Center for Disease Control suggestions children over 6 months and most adults receive a flu shot.
Enjoy the colors of autumn!
Mrs. Mattessich RN
Please remember to notify the nurse of any new allergies developed or identified over the summer. Please be considerate of any food allergies that may be in your child’s classroom when you are sending food in for celebrations.
As always, students should be careful to continue to wash their hands and students should stay home from school for at least 24 hours after having a fever, as to prevent the spread of illness.
MEDICATION IN SCHOOL: Per NYS regulations, the school nurse needs a prescription from the doctor for the medication (even over the counter medications), the medication must be in the original container, and a parent needs to bring it into school.
PHYSICALS: Per NYS guidelines, a copy of a physical exam needs to be in the nurses office for grades K,2,4,7, & 10th and all new entrants to LCSD.
ILLNESS: If your child is ill or has a fever during the night, please keep him/her home.