Nurse

Tips for a Healthy School Year!

School brings many wonderful things! We all come together and share in learning and growing. Along with all the positive sharing...we share lots of germs, viruses, and bacteria that constantly challenge our immune systems. High stress levels and the increased physical demands of work and sports are additional stressors that reduce our ability to stay well and to that end, we find ourselves getting sick.

We can minimize the spread of illness by following a few simple rules to stay healthy

  • Eat breakfast everyday! Your body cannot run without fuel.

  • Get plenty of rest...and plan for it. Having an after school job is nice but if you are up till 1:00 am doing homework you need to rethink that plan...school is your number one job!

  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Sneeze into your sleeve.

  • Do not share water bottles or drink from other people's beverage containers!

  • If you feel ill while you are in school see the nurse.

Please stay home when you're ill. Fever over 100 F and/or vomiting requires you to stay home from school for 24 hours after they have stopped!

If everyone follows the rules we can all stay well!