Current Health Alerts

Current Health Alerts

Fall Allergy Season is upon us!

The pollen count is at a HIGH level, Spring and Fall are the worst times for allergies in Kansas.  

Common allergy symptoms include: reddened eyes, stuffy noses, sore throats, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, ear popping (related to sinus pressure due to seasonal allergies), clear nasal drainage, headache and/or stomach ache related to sinus pressure and drainage.

If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, please consider treating their symptoms at home with an over the counter allergy medication as we do not have allergy medications available at school.

Please remind them to:

  • Eat their snack or lunch (helps with the drainage)

  • Blow their noses instead of sniffling

  • Drink lots of water

  • Wash their hands with soap and water or keep them clean with hand sanitizer

  • Wipe their nose and eyes with a clean tissue (rubbing dirty hands in eyes can make them itchy & red)

  • Splash/rinse itchy eyes with cool water at the sink in the restroom. 

  • Cover their mouth when sneezing/coughing with their elbow 

**If OTC allergy treatments are not helping, consider following up with your child's physician**

Healthy Students are Happy Students!

Immunization Requirements for the 2019-2020 School Year

The new change affecting elementary students is listed below:
Hepatitis A: Two doses required. Doses should be given at 12 months with a minimum interval of 6 months between the 1st and 2nd dose. (Provisional based on expected revision to K.A.R. 28-1-20 prior to school year)

Please be sure to review the link below and discuss your child's immunizations with your health care provider. If you have any questions feel free to contact our health office.

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