Helpful Hints from the Health Room

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 2:38pm

Please remember that despite concerns about school attendance, your children's health (and the health of other children) is most important of all. For this reason, we ask you to please:
* Keep your child home if he/she has a fever of over 100.0 taken orally. A fever indicates that your child has an infection that could be passed to other students. If you give your child Motrin or Tylenol, the fever will disappear but he/she will still be contagious to others. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school!
* Per the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a fever is defined as any abnormal elevation of body temperature above the normal range of up to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit orally. HCPSS uses these guidelines to establish our policies.
* Children must be vomiting free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please make sure all of your emergency contacts are updated, and that you have more than 2 contacts listed. Students should not be in the health room for longer then 30 minutes. If your commute is longer then 30 minutes, please make sure you have a back-up person for emergencies.
Thank you very much for helping keep all our students healthy!
Please call the Health Room if you have any questions: 410 313-1575
Thank you,
Rachel Tulis, RN
Kim Watts, SHA