Current Health Alerts

Illustration Of Colorful Autumn Leaves.pngCurrent Health Alerts

Fall Allergy Season is upon us!

The pollen count is at at HIGH level, Spring and Fall are the worst times for allergies in Kansas.  Allergies are not an illness.

If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, please consider treating their symptoms before school with an 8-12 or 24 hours dose of allergy medication.

If your child visits the Nurse with allergy symptoms, I will make sure they don't have a fever and tell them to blow their nose often, drink water and if their nose gets chapped from blowing it frequently then they can apply vaseline to the red part.

Your child may have reddened eyes, stuffy noses, sore throats, sneezing, coughing, and/or fatigue; even ear popping (related to sinus pressure due to seasonal allergies) in addition to clear nasal drainage and a possible headache and/or stomachache related to sinus pressure and drainage flowing into the stomach.

Please remind them to:

  • Eat their snack or lunch 
  • Blow their noses instead of sniffing and snorting that yucky mucous back in (this will only make symptoms worse!)
  • 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 instead of dirty fingers, rubbing dirty hands in eyes can make them itchy & red
  • Splash/rinse itchy eyes with cool water at the sink in the restroom.  I do not have allergy medications or eye drops.
  • Cover their mouth when sneezing/coughing with their elbow instead of their hand

**If OTC allergy treatments are not helping, consider following up with your child's physician or an allergist.  Healthy Students are Happy Studen

 

When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

Woodland Spring Middle School follows the exclusion recommendations set forth by the Johnson County Health Department. Please see "Exclusion Recommendations" under the Health Resources page for other conditions not listed below. Please follow these guidelines:

Your child must be excluded from school if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school when he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever–reducing medications.

Your child must be free of vomiting, diarrhea, and purulent eye drainage for 24 hours before returning to school.

Your child should remain home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic therapy.


If your child is diagnosed with Influenza A or B they are required to be excluded from school for 7 days following onset of illness or duration of illness if child is immune-compromised.

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