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Health Room

News from the Health Room

Reminders:
 
  • Please do not send your child to school ill.
  • Temperature above 100 degrees may need monitoring at home. Please keep home until temperature is normal (98.7 degrees) for 24 hours without medication.
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or sore throat are best monitored at home also.
  • Please do not send any over the counter medicine with your child to take at school. No medications can be stored or administered in the Health Room. Parents will be called to pick-up medications and cannot be sent home with the student.
  • Please check frequently your child's hair and scalp for head lice (ukus) and treat if needed. Ms. Llanes (Health Aid) will screen if she is aware that a class has an issue. Please contact Ms. Llanes if you would like information on how to get rid of head lice. Health room phone number is 307-3831.
  • If your child has issues with incontinence, please send a spare set of clothes and slippers. The Health Room has a limited supply of gently used donations. 
 
  • Emergency Cards - Parents/Guardians
    Please update emergency cards if there is a priority to the most convenient number you would like to be called at or any persons of contact.
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 
Flu Shot Information: Department of Health has notified schools that they will not be providing the School Flu Immunization Program this school year, as in the past. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends yearly Flu vaccination for all children aged 6 months to 18 years. Parents are encouraged to have their children vaccinated for the flu season by their healthcare provider.
 
Illness: Please do not send your child to school ill. Please have an alternate plan listed on the emergency card for pick-up and care of an ill child. A temperature of 100 degrees may need monitoring at home. Please keep sick child home until the temperature is normal (98.7 degrees) for 24 hours without medication. Any symptom of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and or a sore throat should be monitored at home also.
 

Fever: Please make sure your child is well enough to come to school. A fever could mean the body is fighting off illness. If a student has a temperature above 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) they should be kept home until the temperature is 98.7 degrees (normal) for 24-hour observation.

 

Sore Throat - Coughing - Congestion: The common cold and allergies presents the most frequent health problem for students. A student with a hacking cough and/or constant running nose is usually uncomfortable at school, therefore staying home resting and if needed, under a doctor’s care may heal faster and avoid spreading illnesses to others. Please bring a doctor’s note to school upon returning. If your child complains of a sore throat or headache, please monitor at home.

 

Stomachache or Vomiting: Please consult your child’s doctor if your child has a stomachache severe enough to restrict his or her activity. If vomiting occurs, please keep your child home until your child is well enough to hold food down.

 

Pediculosis (Ukus): Frequently check your child's hair and scalp for head lice (ukus) and treat if needed. Our School Policy does not allow live or dead (uku) or eggs (nits). Please contact the Health Aide if you have questions on this topic.

 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): If your child complains their eye is sore and/or itchy and looks red with discharge, they may need a doctor’s diagnosis to be cleared for school.

 

Incontinence: If your child has episodes of incontinence, please talk to your child’s teacher about bringing extra clothes.

 
Medications: Please do not send to school any over the counter medications of any type as they are not allowed to be taken by the student in school and medications will have to be picked up by a parent/guardian. If your child needs emergency rescue medication for this school year, please see our school nurse, Ms. Llanes in the office for an authorization form to be filled out before any emergency medication can be accepted. Every school year it will need to be renewed. 
 
Nut Allergy 
Kanoelani Elementary School continues to be a nut-free zone. We are asking again for your support and understanding. We have several youngsters that have a SEVERE allergy to nut products that can be life-threatening. Nut products can make their internal organs swell and block breathing passages. An allergic reaction called anaphylaxis to food generally occurs quickly, usually within a minute or two after consumption.
 
Our staff is working closely with the families to prevent any accidental ingestion. We would appreciate your help with the following:
    1. Please discourage food trading between all students especially at lunch or snack time.
    2. Speak with your child about how everyone is special and unique.
    3. DO NOT send nut products to school for lunches, snacks or birthday goodie bags.
Thank you for speaking with your child about how everyone is special and unique and for your understanding.