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Abby Rusco
School Nurse
arusco@usd356.org


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Heads up! THE FACTS OF LICE

  • MYTH: Having lice is a sign of poor hygiene.
  • Lice actually prefer clean hair. They spread through close contact or sharing hats, helmets, brushes, pillows, and other personal items.
  • MYTH: Lice can fly or jump.
  • Lice can only crawl-but at a speedy rate of 12 inches per minute. Once they attach to hair, they cling firmly.
  • MYTH: Pets can host lice.
  • False. Lice only feed on human blood. (That said, pets can “transport” lice from one person’s hair to another if there’s close contact.)
  • MYTH: Head lice are hard to treat.
  • Not true! There are clinically proven treatments that eliminate lice and their eggs. Don’t forget to vacuum your furniture and carpets and wash all bedding to get rid of any lingering lice.

To view the entire flier, click on the following link. Heads up The Facts Of Lice.pdf


WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME

Students who are ill should not be sent to school to prevent spread of illness amongst other students. Students with temperatures at or above 99.7 degrees will be sent home or should be kept home. They must be fever free for 
24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to school. They also must have no        
diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school. 









FOOD ALLERGIES

Students with food allergies that requires food substitution or food to be omitted from their diet will need to have a 19B Meal Modification Form completed by their physician yearly and returned to the school. Form 19C will need to be filled out by your physician if your child's food allergies are discontinued. Your child's allergy information is shared on a need-to-know basis in order to keep your child safe at school. 

Form_19C (1)-cancel.pdf





MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES
If your child needs a prescription medication administered at school, a form needs to be signed by the doctor and the parent.
If it is an over-the-counter medication (ex. Tylenol, Ibuprofen), only the parent needs to sign the form.
If your child carries an inhaler, the medication form needs to be filled out by the doctor.
Grades 6-12 students can carry their inhalers on them.
K-5 students need to keep their inhalers in the nurses office.



NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

We are pleased to welcome our newest students! Below is a checklist for parents to complete before your child enters Kindergarten. Immunizations, birth certificate, and health assessment (filled out by your child's doctor), for example, are State Requirements so it is important to get this paperwork filled out in a timely manner and returned to the school. We look forward to caring for your child!

Kindergarten Checklist.pdf

Health Assessment.docx

Health History.pdf





ROUTINE SCREENINGS

Vision: Vision screenings are provided for all students during the first year after their admission and not less than once every two years thereafter. This screening is performed by the school nurse. If you are concerned about your child's vision, notify the school nurse to perform a vision test.


Hearing: Hearing screenings are provided for all students during the first year after their admission and not less than once every three years thereafter. All hearing tests are performed by the school nurse. If you are concerned about your child's hearing, notify the school nurse to perform a hearing test. 

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