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Message from Nurse Elise

Children learn best when they are healthy, well rested, and have had nutritious meals and snacks.

When your child is sick, please keep them home from school for the following symptoms and remain out until the symptoms have stopped for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medicine such as tylenol or motrin):

•             Temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher

•             Diarrhea

•             Vomiting

•             Suspicious undiagnosed rash and/or itch

•             Frequent, congested cough

•             Yellow or green drainage from nose and/or eyes

A student who is seen by a physician and started on antibiotics for a bacterial infection should stay out of school for 24 hours after treatment has begun.

All incidences of communicable diseases such as chickenpox, head lice, impetigo, flu, strep throat, fifths disease, scarlet fever, and herpes simplex should be reported to the School Nurse.

The student’s return to school will be discussed and planned at that time. 

Frequent hand washing with warm soap and water is the best proven way to prevent the spread of germs and infections.

For more information on statewide listing of flu clinics go to

Please visit RI School Coordinated Website @  for information on healthy schools and children including links to vaccine schedules and required forms.


Websites for Students:        Protect your Family from Illness this Summer
These games are a fun way for kids to learn about the Five Food Groups and the benefits of eating healthy meals.
Body and Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics such as stress and physical fitness — using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.