Health News




REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME 

A Child has as a temperature over 100 degrees. (Must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.)

A child has vomited or had repeated diarrhea within the last 24 hours. (Must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.)

A child has any untreated communicable disease. (Pink eye, Strep throat, Influenza, etc..)


Welcome to the Griswold Schools' 
Health News.

Here you will find information on illness's in the school, informational articles and health forms.

11-17-2017

 There has been several students with fevers and the stomach flu. Several students are coughing,have a sore throat and present with cold like symptoms.

There has been some cases of head lice. Please remember to check your child's hair at least weekly. Lice is very common in school when so many people are gathered in one place. Please refer to the links on this page for information. 

If your child is sick please keep them home from school. Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of infections.

    Thank You! Any questions you can email School Nurse Blair Rush brush@griswoldschools.org


Check back often as we will post updates regarding any health concerns in our district.

There are some important things that you can do to help stop the spread of germs and diseases.

1.  Wash your hands (I find that 98% of students are not doing this)  Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.

2. Cover your cough (most students, again, are not using proper techniques.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in a trash can. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

3. Stay home when you are ill.  Stay home and rest. You will get well sooner, and will not spread germs to your friends. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent infections in any season, using hand-washing or hand-sanitizing as appropriate. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing.