JCSD1 Family Resources for staying healthy throughout the year.
JCSD1 School Nurses
Ashley Hunkin, Meadowlark & Cloud Peak Elementary Schools Contact: email@example.com
Kelley Glackin, Clear Creek Middle School, Buffalo High School & New West High School
Our school nurses are involved daily with students who have health needs. What we do:
- medication at school
- management of health conditions
- daily care and first aid after injuries
- acute and emergency care
- health education of staff and students
- continual review of immunization status
- vision screening
- and much, much more!
Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy
Make sure your child gets a sufficient amount of sleep each night and remove the TV or other screens from the bedroom. Research shows that children with a TV in their room do not rest as well.
Frequent and thorough hand washing is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy while in school.
- Use soap and warm water.
- Rub hands together with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Hands should be washed before, during, and after preparing food, before eating food, before and after caring for someone who is sick, before and after treating a cut or wound, after using the toilet, after changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet, after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, after touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste, after handling pet food or pet treats, and after touching garbage.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or in your sleeve.
Keep your child’s environment tobacco free.
Minimize time spent with others who are ill.
Keep frequently touched household surfaces clean (phones, cell phones, countertops, door knobs, keyboards, remotes, toys). On a regular basis clean these items with an antibacterial wipe.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
Vision and hearing screenings is done annually for all kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th grade student. Screenings can also be done at parent request.
Excusable Medical Absences
If your child misses school due to a medical or health concern, the school requests a doctor’s note. The note must specify the child was seen by the doctor and is excused from attending school on specific dates.
- High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
- runny nose
- red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
- rash (3-5 days after symptoms begin)
- Puffy cheeks and tender, swollen jaw
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
- Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse.
- Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark.
- Sores that can become infected with bacteria found on the person’s skin.
- Pink or red color in the white of the eye(s)
- Watery eyes
- Itchy or scratchy eyes
- Discharge from the eye(s)
- Crusting of eyelids or lashes
Vomiting & Diarrhea
- Virus (norovirus, most commonly)
- Stomach bug
- Food poisoning
- Allergic reaction to food or drink
- Runny nose
- Decrease in appetite
- Small, raised, and usually white, pink, or flesh-colored with a dimple or pit in the center.
- Fever, runny nose & cough
- Sore throat
- Ear pain
- Decreased appetite
- Runny or stuffed-up nose
- Low-grade fever (less than 100.4°F)
- Mild, occasional cough (babies do not do this)
- Apnea (life-threatening pauses in breathing) and cyanosis (turning blue or purple) in babies and young children