Health Tips

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Madison Lion Cubs are Safe!

How do I know I am washing my hands correctly? Here's how:

 

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them

 

Medication at School

 


From the Health Room

 

  • Dress your child for cold, wet weather. Even if you transport them to school, they are usually expected to be out of doors at recess time.
  • Consider clothing that is visible in poor weather and dim light. Many parents sew strips of reflector tape to their youngster's jackets.
  • Students should wear sturdy closed-toed shoes that can withstand some exposure to wetness.
  • Wash hands often
  • Remind your child to cover their coughs and sneezes with the inside of their elbows to reduce the spreading of germs.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 10 hours of sleep a night for school aged children. Please remember that Sunday night is a school night.
  • All medications that are brought to school need to have a "medication authorization" form filled out in advance.
  • Free immunization record booklets are available for keeping track of your child's immunizations at home.

 

Reminder

If your child has a fever over 99.9 degrees OR has thrown up, they will need need to be kept home 24 hours afterwards. Please call the school at 596-6300 with any updates on your child's health condition or questions.

Please keep all emergency phone contact numbers current, and remember to notify the school if your work number has changed or if any of the other phone numbers for your emergency contacts change. If your child is suddenly ill or injured we need to be able to reach someone quickly.