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Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Mr. Jacob Carrell
School Nurse
Room: Nurses Office
Phone: 928-428-0477 ext. 215
Email: jacob.carrell@solomon.k12.az.us
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DONATIONS

The Solomon Heath office is always taking in clothing donations to keep in our office for our students who have an "oops" day. If you have any clothes you would like to donate to our office please feel free to do so. We are accepting donations for boys & girls k-5th grade sizes.

Thank you
Jacob Carrell

Late
ABSENCES AND TARDIES

We are experiencing and excessive amount of students coming in late and without masks please remember school starts at 8 am and masks are required for school entry. we are able to keep our school open so long as every person does their job to keep it that way.

When is sick too sick for School?
SOLOMON ELEMENTRARY SCHOOL
When is Sick too Sick for School?

“Mom told me to come to school and if I am sick you can send me home.” “I threw up last night and this morning but mom said to come to school.” “I had a fever last night but I can’t be absent anymore.”
The school nurses at Solomon hear these stories and more every day, in fact usually by 8 AM. We then need to assess the students for measurable signs and symptoms of illness. No, we do not just take a temperature, we look in throats, ears and ask questions like, when did this start, how many times did you vomit, what did you take for your pain, did you see the doctor, why are you here in school?

Then we make decisions based on what we see, hear, sometimes smell and measure. Students are sent back to class unless we determine that they are too sick to stay in school or are contagious. We often tell parents to please keep their sick student home. Parents ask for guidelines as to what constitutes too sick for school. Sometimes they say ”I sent him to avoid an absence.” We cannot allow the office to be used to avoid an absence. If you student is ill please keep them home.
So what is too sick?

• A fever of 100 or more
• A cough that kept your student up during the night
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• A red draining eye
• Severe pain in the ear, stomach or any other pain that stops your student from doing
activities of daily living

A cold is not a good reason to miss class. You as the parent need to decide how bad the cold is, however if you chose to send you student with a cold we will support that decision and keep the student in school. This means we will assess the student and send them back to class. If we determine the cold warrants missing school we will call you.
If you student has a chronic health problem please share that information with us. For example if your student has asthma a cold may quickly become more severe and require a visit to your asthma doctor.

There are some things we do not send students home for. The first is menstrual cramps. Young ladies with cramps may take medication if the standing order form has been returned to the school nurse’s office. These forms are mailed home every year. The form must be updated yearly and on file in the nurse’s office. If your daughter has cramps so severe that she cannot attend school you should have her seen by your health care provider and provide instructions from that provider to the school nurse.
“I am tired” is not a reason to go home unless there are measurable signs of illness. Students often stay up late for various reasons and then want to go home or nap.

I hope this information helps you understand how school health services work, if you have any questions please call the office,
or school nurse Thank you
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How To Help Stop Spread Viruses like Strep Throat
Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water.

Keep sick children home for at least 24 hours after they are no longer have a fever without using fever reducing drugs.

If your child is taking an antibiotic,they must be on it for 24 hours before returning to school.

DO NOT send your child to school if they are sick.

VISITORS
VISITORS

Solomon Elementary School does not allow any visitors on campus to visit with current students. If you need to schedule an appointment with a teacher, please call ahead of time to schedule during the teachers prep hour or after school. Everyone coming to Solomon Elementary School campus will need to check in the office. Thank you for your help with this. We want to make sure we keep our students safe!

Please DO NOT send kids to school to be Evaluated BEFORE school starts
Sending kids to school sick increases the risk of illness to fellow students and staff. The Health office is for acute illness or injury on school grounds. We are not LEGALLY able to diagnose an illness. TAKE YOU KIDS TO THEIR PRIMARY DOCTOR IF YOU SUSPECT ILLNESS.

-If you suspect your child is ill, please keep them home long enough to determine if they are ill. Students must be fever, vomit, and diarrhea free for a full 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school. If your child has a fever during the night, please do not send them to school the next day even if they appear fine. Before the full 24 hour time frame they are considered contagious and risk picking up other illnesses while their immunity is down. Please plan ahead to have arrangements for days when your child is ill.

-Please do not send your child to school with a rash, questionable illness, or injury that needs to be evaluated. These health concerns need to be addressed by your physician or healthcare provider, who are licensed to diagnose illnesses and injuries before coming to school.

-Possible sprains or fractures of bones need to be evaluated by your healthcare provider and the area x-rayed before coming to school. We need documentation from a physician for any child reporting to school with crutches, splints, casts, or wheelchairs. Please give this information directly to clinic staff so a plan of care can be put in place for your child to keep them safe.

Thank You,
Solomon Health Office

Identifying Symptoms that need to be addressed at home
Children who have the following symptoms should not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for 24 hours without the help of medication, or until the doctor sends a note stating the condition is not contagious and it is OK for your child to return to school.

Fever
If your child's temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep your child at home. While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin) before returning to school.

Mild Cough/Runny Nose
If there's no fever, and the child feels fairly good, school is fine.

Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms
Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu, or pneumonia. But when the cough improves, and the child is feeling better, then it's back to school. Don't wait for the cough to disappear entirely -- that could take a week or longer!

Diarrhea or Vomiting
Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode without medicine.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and most cases are caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case. If antibiotics are prescribed, they must have at least 24 hours of the medicine or drops before returning to school.

Rash
Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. One possibility is impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. If the rash has any drainage coming from it, the child must be seen by a doctor and may return with a doctor’s note clearing them for school.

It is great that students want to come to school, but it is very important to stop the spread of germs throughout the school.

HAVE STUDENTS STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE TOO SICK TO COME TO SCHOOL. DO NOT SEND CHILDREN IN TO BE EVALUATED BY THE NURSE. THIS CAUSES GERMS TO SPREAD TO CLASSMATES AND BUS PARTNERS. TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST.

Regards,
Jaocb Carrell

CHRISTMAS BREAK
Yay!!! Christmas is right around the corner!

Please remember to be safe and wash your hands!

We want to wish all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I look forward to hearing about everyone’s break and time with family.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!

Jacob Carrell

BRRRRR...IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

The cold weather is setting in fast. This is just a friendly reminder that students should dress appropriately for the colder days. We are seeing a number of students without jackets or proper cold weather apparel. The students spend their recess time outside in the brisk weather and in order to prevent a child getting cold, and potentially sick, we ask that you ensure your child has a jacket, sweater, winter hat, and/or gloves or mittens if needed.

Be sure to label the items in the event that something goes missing. With the items being labeled, we can ensure it is returned to its owner.

KEEP WARM!!

THANKSGIVING BREAK
I want to wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you all enjoy your weekend and stay safe and eat lots of yummy food! I cant wait to hear all about your holiday!

Looking forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday Nov 30th!


POINTERS FOR PARENTS "HOME REMEDIES"
On laundry day,help make germs go away!!

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate others clothes in wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards.To reduce the germs spread throughout the household,run empty load with 3/4 cup clorox regular-bleach in your washing machine.

DO THE DAB COUGH
Teach kids to cough into elbow,not hands-where they're more likely to spread germs through touch.You are less likely to touch things with your elbow or shoulder,the germ won't spread.
PARENTS
I want to remind you that if your child is on a prescription medication or a medication of any kind, it should not be in the possession of the student at school. This is for the protection of all of the students in the school. Furthermore please remember that if your child is sick to please keep them home!

Thank you

Welcome to the Health Center
Parents,

Please remember to make sure your child is eating breakfast before school. We have been having a lot of students come in to the office stating their stomach hurts and they have not eaten breakfast.



Toothbuds
tooth buds will be here all week doing teeth cleaning so please make sure to tell your student not to come to the nurses office unless they absolutely need to.



Nurse Notes
REMINDER- PLEASE KEEP YOUR KIDS HOME IF THEY ARE SICK- WE DO NOT WANT ANYONE ONE TO HAVE UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE TO ILLNESS!

This is especially an important year to keep your children home if they are sick! if your child is sick please don't send them to school! we want to keep our community as safe as possible.

Children who have the following symptoms should not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for 24 hours without the help of medication, or until the doctor sends a note stating the condition is not contagious and it is OK for your child to return to school.

Fever
If your child's temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep your child at home. While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin) before returning to school.

Mild Cough/Runny Nose
If there's no fever, and the child feels fairly good, school is fine.

Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms
Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu, or pneumonia. But when the cough improves, and the child is feeling better, then it's back to school. Don't wait for the cough to disappear entirely -- that could take a week or longer!

Diarrhea or Vomiting
Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode without medicine.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and most cases are caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case. If antibiotics are prescribed, they must have at least 24 hours of the medicine or drops before returning to school.

Rash
Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. One possibility is impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. If the rash has any drainage coming from it, the child must be seen by a doctor and may return with a doctor’s note clearing them for school.

It is great that students want to come to school, but it is very important to stop the spread of germs throughout the school.

STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE TOO SICK TO COME TO SCHOOL. DO NOT COME IN TO BE EVALUATED BY THE NURSE. THIS CAUSES GERMS TO SPREAD TO CLASSMATES AND BUS PARTNERS. TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR

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