Mary Beth Guyett, BSN, RN
Phone: (914) 245-4802 ext. 204
Fax: (914) 245-4164
As a reminder please alert the health office during the school year to discuss with the school nurse these medical issues:
- A student has or has recently recovered from a serious illness
- A student has been hospitalized
- A student has had surgery
- A student has sustained an injury requiring medical treatment
Documentation from your health care provider will be needed to return to school with or without restrictions for Physical Education and recess.
Medication of any kind cannot legally be dispensed to any child in school without a Physician’s written order and parental consent. An adult must bring the medication to school. It must be in the original prescription container (ask the pharmacist for two (2) containers –one to remain at home and one for school).
Absences must be called in daily before 8:45AM. Please call TJ # 245-4802 press # 1 and leave a clear message including name of child, grade, and reason for absence. Please leave details of illness: fever, flu like symptoms, cough, sore throat, GI symptoms etc... When your child returns a written explanation for all absences including dates must be sent to your child’s teacher. Students who have a fever of 100 or higher should stay home.
If your child gets sick, it is often appropriate to keep him/her home from school. A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. Think ahead try to make arrangements for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a place for him/her to stay. You should not send your child to school if he/she has: flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea in the past 24 hours. Students should stay home for at least 24 hours after they are without symptoms and fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication.
In the event your child is injured or has had surgery and cannot participate in gym and recess a note must be sent in by a parent. If they cannot participate for a length of time a note from the MD must be sent in. Notes from the Doctor’s office can be faxed to the health office direct fax # 914 245-4164. The note must state students name, the injury and the length of time out of gym/recess.
Head Lice: Children should be checked periodically at home and the school nurse should be called if head lice are found. Call your health care provider for best treatment. Please inform the parents of your child’s playmates so that they can check their children’s head. As a precaution the student’s class will be checked. A note will go home to inform parents of that class.
Head Lice Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Lice)
Allergy Alert Reminder -Many children have developed serious allergies to various foods, particularly NUTS. We also have children who have serious allergies to other products such as chocolate, eggs and wheat. It is important to check with your child’s teacher before sending in snacks or baked goods that are intended for class distribution. The teacher will be able to advise you as to whether or not there are any restrictions in your child’s class. It is also important to discourage your child from trading lunches or snacks. Please see below for more information regarding Snacks and Food Labels. Please read all labels & send labels in with all treats sent in. After checking the ingredients list, look on label for phrases like these: “may contain nuts”, “produced in a facility that also processes nuts”, “ produced on a shared equipment with nuts or peanuts”
Winter Health and Safety Tips
Due to the recent extreme cold weather, Lakeland's school health professionals would like to share some winter health and safety tips with our Lakeland families. Children need extra attention to stay warm, safe and healthy when temperatures drop. Please review the tips provided.
- Winter Safety Tips - Westchester.gov http://health.westchestergov.com/winter-safety-tips
- Winter Safety Tips - NY.gov http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm
- Cold Weather Tips - NY.gov (NYS Department of Health) http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/cold/cold_weather_tips.htm
- Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips - CDC.gov (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/