Health Office Information
Welcome to the Health Office website. Please look through the tabs at the left of your screen. This is where you will now find the notices that we used to send home in your child’s folder and other important School Health information. All of the health office forms are also available for you to download and print at home.
If your child is going to be absent, kindly remember to call the Health Office at 474-2717. Our office has voice mail so you may leave a message at any time. If you do not call in your child’s absence, Mrs. Maloney will call your home, work and/or your cell numbers to determine why your child is not in school.
When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?
This is not always an easy question to answer! We hope that these tips can help!
A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.
Children may not return if he/she has had:
§ Fever in the past 24 hours greater than 100 degrees orally, without the use of fever reducing medications
§ Vomiting in the past 24 hours
§ Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
§ Strep Throat or Conjunctivitis (pink eye). They must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school
Please remember to dress your children appropriately for recess. We recommend sneakers for the playground and coats, hats and gloves during the winter season. Unless it’s raining, very cold, or there is snow on the ground, the children will go out for recess. Please make sure to label all hats and gloves.
Maria Gianino, RN
School Nurse, AMPS
Health Office Aide