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Good health and learning go hand-in-hand!
All of our students attend health class each month. Our first class is always about handwashing, covering our coughs and sneezes, and why we do these important things. Your student should be able to demonstrate proper handwashing, tell you why and when to wash one’s hands, and should be able to demonstrate the two best ways of covering coughs and sneezes, as well as tell you why this is done. Every health class after this one, we do a brief review of these things to keep reinforcing what we have learned. We also have classes about taking care of our teeth, trying new foods, exercise, what happens to the food we eat, head lice, and other topics. Please ask your student what we discussed in health class and I hope you will learn a little something!
Many parents wonder whether or not to send their students to school when the student isn’t feeling well. Here are the Byng School guidelines:
1. If your child has been vomiting or having diarrhea in the last 24 hours, do not send him to school.
2. If your child has a temperature of 100 or more, do not send him to school. Before returning to school, your student should be fever-free (temp less than 100) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.
3. If your student has an unidentified rash, please do not send him to school.
Of course, please feel free to call anytime with any questions. My direct number is 580-559-0273.
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It is a privilege to know and help take care of your children. I hope we will be a team in this effort.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), “Handwashing is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection”.
Just a little note and a request for help- In every health class we all say together “I keep my hands away from my eyes, nose, and mouth”. We talk about how germs get into our body when we put our fingers- or anything that doesn’t belong there- on our eyes, in our noses or in our mouths. I notice that many, many students frequently put their fingers in their mouths, and many put their backpack straps in their mouths. Anytime I see this I remind them about germs. Will you please help to reinforce this at home? The goal is to keep your students healthy and well and at school, and to develop life-long healthy habits.