LaPerche School Nurse News

Mrs. Forte's September, 2017 Newsletter

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all of our LaPerche families and to our new families! This first newsletter will briefly review some of the important information that I would like to share with everyone.

When Your Child Is Absent

Please call into LaPerche School on the morning of your childs' absence. Write a note upon returning to school. These are the two things to remember when your child is absent. We thank all the parents who have been following our absence protocol.

Smithfield Districts FLU CLINICS: THERE ARE TWO DATES, TWO LOCATIONS

This years' FLU clinics are being held in two of our schools. Bring one, bring all and help us keep our community healthy during the long FLU season!

OCTOBER 16, 2017 @ Old County Road School 4:00 - 6:30 PM

OR

November 9, 2017 @ Gallgher Middle School

Bring your license and insurance card. Anyone can visit!

Medication administration and transport District Policy

Parents to Transport Medication to and From School

Only those students who have a doctor's order to carry medications may transport their medication to and from school. Parents must transport all medication to and from school unless they have the doctors written, to carry medication, on file at the school. You may download a Medication Form from our district website.


For additional information, please visit our district website to read our medication policy


A doctor signed form must be brought in for all medications, including all OVER THE COUNTER and prescription medications, ointments, eye, ear drops, lotions, jells, sprays, lozenges, etc.

FEVERS, Diarrhea, and Vomiting...

Please remember to keep your child home for 24hrs since the last episode of fever (without fever reducing meds), diarrhea and vomiting before returning to school. Make sure your child is taking solid food for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please continue to call in the absences as we will continue to keep track of illnesses within our school population.

Nut/Peanut Free Classrooms please

We have students who have severe nut/peanut allergies and need to keep them safe. Any snacks for the classroom need to be nut/peanut free, manufactured in a nut/peanut free company.

Our cafeteria provides nut/peanut free tables to keep our students with those allergies safe.

Your child may bring in peanut/nuts for lunch and sit at tables other than the nut/peanut free tables.

Every Week, Take a Peek

Head Lice Guidelines for Parents

" Every Week, Take a Peek"

Head Lice: Continue Checking Your Child All Year Long


TO ALL PARENTS: PLEASE CONTINUE CHECKING YOUR CHILD FOR HEAD LICE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.

The best way to prevent the spread of head lice is to be knowledgeable on the latest best and best practices. Please know we have a district brochure with current information and resources. If you should suspect headlice and or nits, contact your pediatrician for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MRS. FORTE

Please email Mrs. Forte at cforte@smithfield-ps.org if you have any questions or would like additional information covered in future newsletters.