Glenda Thomas, RN
For the safety of your children it is important that we are able to contact you. Please update your contact information on Power School if it changes. Please make sure your mail boxes are set up, not full and will accept calls from the school.
Please let me know if your child has asthma/allergies or any other specific health concerns. Students with asthma/allergies need an Rx/care plan in place (signed by the parent and completed by the physician), and medication in the clinic for their safety: if medication and MD precription is not available and you child is in distress from their health condition an ambulance will be called. If you are concerned about your child or if they have been ill/used medication (especially for asthma/allergies) please let me know so I can check on them during the day. If there is any other way I can assist you please call.
Know the Symptoms for Cold and Flu
The cold and flu season is upon us! The single most effective method to help in prevention is HAND-WASHING! If that is not always possible, the new waterless, antibacterial gels are effective (although drying), and can be used whenever necessary. Children average six to eight colds a year. Check out the table below for cold and flu symptoms, and if your child has the flu, please keep him or her home until they are better.
WASH YOUR HANDS!
IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?
|Fever||Rare||Usually, can be high|
|General aches/pains||Slight||Usually, often severe|
|Fatigue, weakness||Quite mild||Can last up to 3 weeks|
|Extreme exhaustion||Never||Early and Prominent|
|Chest discomfort/cough||Mild to moderate|
|Common, can be severe|
Children often have more vomiting and diarrhea than adults when they get the flu. They also may have higher fever and less respiratory symptoms. They won't often tell you they have headaches or muscle pains. Students who have fever, diarrhea, vomiting must stay home for 24 hours after last episode. Please do not give your students Tylenol/Motrin and send them to school. This just encourages the spread of illness to other children and if your child is unwell they are not available for learning.
Party and Class Snacks
Party and class snacks need to be brought at the beginning of the school day: they must be labeled with ingredients and hopefully carb count. Think about healthy snacks; we would really like to have all students in class be able to have provided special snacks. We have many students with significant allergies/diabetes and dietary restrictions. Snacks that do not have food ingredients labeled will not be accepted for safety reasons. You may call me the day before if you would like to know if any students in your child's class have dietary restrictions/allergies.
Cherry Creek School District Health Services