Close indoor contact with others increases the chance of sharing germs and head lice. To reduce the spread of influenza and prevent the spread of head lice, we ask you to review and follow the preventive measures listed below. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school health office (952-848-4140) or licensed school nurse (Anna Sonday, 952-212-7703).
PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS
- Teach your child to wash hands thoroughly and OFTEN. Always wash before eating food and after using the restroom or blowing into tissues. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Teach your child not to share eating utensils or drink containers with others.
- Teach your child to cough and sneeze into the sleeve.
- KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WHEN HE OR SHE HAS A TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES OR GREATER AND A COUGH OR SORE THROAT. Children should not return to school or other community activities until they have been fever free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication.
PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HEAD LICE
- Teach your child to never share hair grooming items, hair accessories, wigs, hats, sports headgear, towels or pillows.
- Teach your child not to have head to head contact with another child or to play with another child’s hair.
- Check your child’s head regularly—including anytime you receive a head lice notification letter for your child’s class. Also check after any sleepover or party and wash all bedding brought home from the sleepover. Don’t know how to check? Here are some examples (we do not endorse any products/services mentioned): Long Hair or Short Hair
- CHECK YOUR CHILD’S HEAD FOR HEAD LICE AND NITS BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER BREAK.
- If you find head lice, notify the school health office and the parents of your child’s friends.
- For directions on how to control the spread of lice at home, click HERE