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Stay Healthy At School

A healthy student is a student who is ready to learn. Healthy students participate in the learning process and achieve their personal goals.
Below you will find some helpful information related to your child's health and safety at school.

 
Health Alert
If Your Child Has A Fever

Warsaw Schools’ policy states that if your child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher at school they will be sent home. Whether your child's fever starts at school or at home they should not return to class, until they have been without fever for 24 hours. It is essential that you assess your child’s temperature several hours after the use of any fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin to get an accurate reading. If fever reducing medication is necessary then your child should remain at home.


Hand Washing 101

Frequent hand washing is the single most effective step your child can take in order to remain healthy at school. Please set a good example at home by washing your hands before eating, after using the restroom, after playing with pets, before and after preparing food, before and after feeding younger siblings and before and after being in close contact with anyone who is already sick. Thanks for your help as we work together to keep your children healthy and in school.


 










When washing hands with soap and water:

  • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap.   Use warm water if it is available.
  • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces.
  • Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Imagine singing "Happy Birthday" twice through to a friend!
  • Rinse hands well under running water
  • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet
Healthy Habits
1. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
 2. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective when soap and water is not available.
 3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when you touch something that is contaminated with germs and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
 4. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
 5. Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
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Created: Sep 15, 2009
Updated: Aug 27, 2013
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