Quick Links for Parents:

                             REMINIDERS FROM NURSE ROCCO:

                       When to keep your kids home from school

                                     Communicable Disease Guideline

Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 degrees F. orally?                             

Temperature should remain normal (98.6 degrees) for 24 hours

without any fever reducing medication before returning to school.

Sore throat: Is it accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache  

or swollen glands?

 Vomiting: Has your child vomited two or more times in a 24 hour   period?

 Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurence in a 24 hour period?_

 Eyes: Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red and/or discharging yellow or green fluid?

 Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus 

that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection?

 Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?      

 Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a

lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused?                              

Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat,

eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?                                

 If you answered yes to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.

Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your student becomes ill at school.  Any questions please call your school nurse.

The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with warm water and soap.



             Head lice- Please contact the school nurse if any indication of head lice

                                                                  Head Lice

                                            (Several cases at Sunny Hills)

 Head lice is a common childhood nuisance. Early identification and treatment are essential to reducing the spread of head lice.  Please check your child’s head every 7-10 days for the presence of lice.  Things to look for:

  • Observing your child for signs of itching
  • Inspecting your child’s scalp for lice (very small living insects which are often hard to see and range from gray to black in color)
  • Inspecting your child’s hair for nits.  Nits are tiny, smooth, oval eggs which can vary in color from white to yellowish-white to dark brown.  Nits resemble small flakes of dandruff, however, unlike dandruff; they are glued firmly at an angle to the side of a single hair shaft.
  • Nits are frequently seen at the nape of the neck and behind the ears, but can also be found anywhere on the head.

 If you find signs of head lice, (live lice and/or nits/eggs), please notify the School Nurse

                                  Kim Rocco RN, School Nurse 425-837-7408