Nurse's Corner

May Health Reminders:

  • New students, kindergartners, second and sixth graders will need a dental exam by May 15th as required by the State of Illinois. Letters were sent home if your child is missing his/hers. Those can be mailed and/or faxed to the school or emailed to me at mhenry@wrh15.org.
  • Please continue to practice safe hand hygiene and social distancing.
    • Clean your hands often: At least for 20 seconds; Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid Close Contact: At least 6 to 8 ft between you and other people; Stay Home as much as possible; Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Cover Coughs and Sneezes

Helpful Tips on Hand washing!

  • If your child is on/has any medication at school, they must be picked up by the end of the school year. They can be picked up each day (8am to 1pm) each day, or it will be disposed of. Absolutely no medication will be stored over summer break. Medication forms for next school year can be found on the school website or you can email the nurse for a copy!

    IMPORTANT Reminders for next school year:

  • All students are required to have the following health records on file in order to stay in school. These are mandated regulations from the state, and must be turned in. It is recommended to complete all health requirements as soon as possible in order to avoid summer rush and possibility of exclusion from school, which will occur on October 15, 2020. If health requirements are not met by October 15, 2020, your child will not be allowed to attend school until they have been met. All forms and health information can now be found on the schools website under Nurse’s Corner!

 

  • Pre-School: A school physical along with these required vaccinations: 4 DTaP, 3 IPV, at least 1 HIB, pneumococcal, Varicella and MMR vaccines, and a completed Hepatitis B Series. Also, please make sure the parent portion on the back of the physical is completed.
  • Kindergarten/New Student(s): A school physical with a lead screening along with these required vaccinations: 4 or more DTaP with the last dose after age four, 3 or more IPV-with the last dose after age four, 2 Varicella and MMR vaccines; A vision and dental exam. Also, please make sure the parent portion on the back of the physical is completed.
  • Second Grade:A dental exam.
  • Sixth Grade: A school physical along with these updated vaccinations: Tdap booster, Hepatitis B Series completed, 2 Varicella, 2 MMR and a Meningococcal vaccine; a dental exam. Also, please make sure the parent portion on the back of the physical is completed.

Please feel free to call/email the school nurse for any questions or concerns! Have a wonderful summer!!

 

Megan Henry, RN, BSN
School Nurse
618-254-4355 ext. 2230
MHenry@wrh15.org

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