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Davison Avenue Intermediate School Health Office

Ms. Cacciatore, School Nurse 
Health Office Telephone Number: 516-887-6464

Welcome to Davison Avenue School's Health Office webpage!
Listed below is information I hope will help you and your family stay healthy during the flu season.

Health News

Help Prevent Infection
Hand washing is the most effective way to stop the spread of germs and disease and stay healthy.

Clean Your Hands A Lot
• After you sneeze or cough
• After using the bathroom
• Before you eat
• Before you touch your eyes, nose or mouth

Use Soap and Water
• Wet your hands and Use Soap
• Wash your hands and fingers for 20 seconds (or sing “Happy Birthday” twice)
• Rinse your hands well and dry them

Use Hand Sanitizer
• Use enough to cover every part of your hands
• Rub over every part of your hands

Cover Your Cough
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands
• Put your used tissue in a waste basket

Tips for Parents from the School Nurse's Office

Many parents ask, "When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?"

This is not always an easy question to answer!  We hope that these tips can help!

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.  We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

You should not send your child to school if he/she has:

• Fever in the past 24 hours
• Vomiting in the past 24 hours
• Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
• Chills
• Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
• Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
• Head lice - until your child has been treated according to the nurse or doctor's instructions

If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take your child home from school.  It is essential that your child's teacher have a phone number where you can be contacted during the the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached.  Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness.  If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the year, please notify your child's teacher immediately.

Please call the school's Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms. Cacciatore, School Nurse