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Health Office

School Nurse: Christina Doupis
(P) 914 528-2021  ext. 39305
(F) 914 528-2134

 FLU INFORMATION

 What are the symptoms of the flu? The flu usually starts suddenly and may include these symptoms:

• Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
• Cough
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle or body aches
• Headaches

• Fatigue (tiredness)
• Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adult

* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. If your child shows any symptoms of illness: temperature over 100° and flu-like symptoms (see above), please keep him/her home. Notify your health care provider if there is no improvement. Parent resources: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2178.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

Children may not return to school unless:
• They are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication for fever
• They have not vomited for 24 hours

During school, if your child is ill and/or found to have flu like symptoms, parents/guardians will be called to pick up student. Please have updated contact numbers on file. Emergency contacts should be local and available. When parents call to report an absence, please leave detailed information about the illness your child is experiencing including symptoms and if was seen by their healthcare provider. Absences should be called in daily.

Reminder: Please send your children to school properly dressed. It is best you send your children dressed in layers. Weather permitting students will participate in outdoor recess. Send them in with long pants, hats, mittens, and jackets. http://health.westchestergov.com/winter-safety-tips

#Note to Fifth Grade Parent & Guardians: New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter 6th grade. Please check with your health care provider to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations for 6th grade. The requirements includes Tdap: Known as: Boostrix® or Adacel (Ten year olds entering 6th grade do not need Tdap vaccine. They will need to receive it once they turn 11) Please forward any updated immunization records to the Health Office. Always make copy of your health records.

Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns. Keep me informed of any upcoming surgery or changes in health or medication status.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to call the health office at:
914-528-2021, ext 39305
Christina Doupis RN 
 

 
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