UPDATE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
A Message from Nurse Alex!
Nurse Alex's Desk
914-793-6130 ext 5509*If your child is absent from school for symptoms please review the Waverly website for what they need to return**Please know updates to the process include COVID tests, which can be professional PCR or antigen, OR a set of home tests. If you are choosing to do home testing, it must be two home tests a minimum of 24 hours apart. Take a picture of the result and assure the student's name and date/time of the test are visible in each picture. You can email the nurse the 2 pictures or send a paper copy via backpack once the student is better and returns.Signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in children include:
Waverly Health Office Phone: 914-793-6130 x5509Fax into Email Inbox: 914-787-2344
Myalgia-Cough-Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea-New loss of taste or smell-Sore throat-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing-Abdominal pain-Diarrhea-Nausea or-vomiting-Poor appetite or poor feeding https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ pediatric-hcp.html
Nurse Alexandra Denis 793-6130 ext. 5509
Our school nurse is your child's best friend at school. She is always available to care for tummy aches, skinned knees, headaches, etc., and to give comfort when needed. Should your child become ill during school, parents will always be notified. Please call the school nurse in the morning if your child is absent that day.
School district policy states that should your child require a prescription or non-prescription medication during school hours, the nurse must have:
>written parental permission
>written physician's order
>medication in an original pharmacy container
>parents must bring in medication to school - children are not permitted to carry any medication
Hearing and vision screenings are conducted.
Immunizations records are reviewed.
Notices are sent out when students are exposed to communicable diseases.
Guidelines to follow when deciding to send a child to school:
Fever: Do not send a child to school with a fever. A child should remain at home 24 hours after the fever has subsided.
Cold & Cough: If your child has a bad cold and/or cough, a persistent runny nose, or sneezing, please have your child rest at home until the symptoms subside.
Rash: Please consult your doctor.
Vomiting/Diarrhea: Your child should remain at home if he/she has had these symptoms during the night or the evening before.
Chicken Pox: Please keep your child home from the initial onset of chickenpox until all lesions are dry.
Conjunctivitis: A child diagnosed with conjunctivitis should stay home until there is no discharge and the eye no longer appears pink.
Head Lice: The child cannot be re-admitted to school until all nits (both viable and nonviable) are removed. Contact your doctor for advice on treatment. Follow all directions carefully.
*Please note that 3 or more consecutive absences due to illness will require a doctor's note to return to school.