Ms. Karen Hammock


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A Note from the Pre-K Nurse

Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”  This is not always an easy question to answer, however there are some guidelines that may help.

-A child with a fever of 100 or greater must stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours.

-A child who has vomiting or diarrhea should stay home 24 hours past the last episode of vomiting/diarrhea.

-A child with a rash should be seen by a doctor if the rash is not better within 24 hours.  A rash is often the beginning symptom of a contagious illness.

-A child with ringworm must be seen by a doctor and the area must be kept covered by a band aid while at school.

-A child with an earache should be seen by a doctor.  Ear infections that are not treated can lead to hearing loss.

-A child who has lice will be sent home from school.   They must be treated at home and may return to school once they are lice free.  The child’s home and family members should be treated for lice as well.

-A child who has been diagnosed with the flu, impetigo, pink eye, scabies or chicken pox must stay home until they are no longer contagious.  The time frame will vary depending on the illness.  Be sure to closely follow any instructions that the doctor gives.  If your child begins antibiotics, they should stay home until they have been on them for 24 hours.

Unless accompanied by a fever, a child with a cold or sore throat may be at school.  However, if your child has a croupy cough or white spots on their throat they should be seen by a doctor.

If your child becomes sick at school, you will be notified by a nurse or other staff member.  It is important that they be sent home to allow them to get better and to keep other students and staff healthy.  Please ensure that your child’s teacher has a working number so that we are able to contact you at if needed.

I am at each school one day per week.  If you have any questions, please contact me at your child’s school.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our students healthy!


 

August 4, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our Preschool program this year.  I am looking forward to your arrival at school.  The education of your child is important and it involves a partnership between the home and school. I am pleased to have you as a partner this year. As the year progresses, your child will experience many new things. They will not only grow socially but also academically. I will do my very best to make this a wonderful experience for you and your child.

Some children will have to cope with separation anxiety. This adjustment is hard for some children. Please make sure you give your child a lot of reassurance that you will come back for them. Some children do well during phase-in but have a little bit of problem when starting full time. This is sometimes due to students having to learn the classroom procedures and rules and having to follow them. However without classroom procedures the classroom would become total chaos.

School will be from 7:25am until 3:00pm. No child is to be dropped off at the trailer in the mornings.  My assistant will be at the gym waiting on your child when you drop him/her off at the front door of the school. If you are bringing your child to school please have him/her here no later than 7:40. We go to the cafeteria at this time to eat breakfast.

Things your child will need to bring to school:

Extra clothes in case he/she has an accident. Make sure you put your child’s initials on all their extra clothes.

Fifty cents a day if you want your child to have ice cream.

Students are not allowed to bring toys to class. We always have a toy to get broke or lost. We have plenty toys in the room for the students to play with.

Classroom rules:

  1. 1. We walk.
  2. 2. We listen.
  3. 3. We share.
  4. 4. We clean up.
  5. 5. We take care of our school.

Consequences:

First talk to child.

Second time out.

Third principal.

Fourth contact parents.