1/13/22

We hope you can attend our Parent Engagement event January 17, 2023@ 6:30pm. The topic is substance us and awareness. This link offers information and resources related to the topic.

 

https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-tobacco-cessation-and-prevention-program-mtcp


Health updates September 16, 2022

The Nursing Team would like to welcome our students back to school. With the threat of COVID-19 lessening, we plan to provide more individual support and education to students with acute or chronic health issues.

Our updated COVID-19 plan is in the “COVID-19” section.

It is time to think about your annual flu vaccine. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness or hospitalization. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine.

Anytime your child gets a physical exam please send a copy to the school nurse. This helps us update their immunizations and their ability to participate in school athletics.

Springfield International Charter School is committed to providing a healthy school environment for all students. Food allergies can be an emergency for both individuals with known allergies and those having an allergic reaction for the first time. For any food sales or class celebrations, we allow only store-bought foods. The ingredient label needs to be legible noting possible allergens. We recommend you let the teacher know a few days ahead of time if you plan to bring in food. Please consider portion control when making food choices. Food free celebrations are a healthy alternative used to acknowledge a student’s special day or accomplishments.

Health Updates

Food Allergies: As a school, we enjoy giving our students a variety of treats to celebrate special events, meeting a classroom goal, etc. Some of these treats involve food. Food allergies can be an emergency for both individuals with known allergies and those having an allergic reaction for the first time. As always, our goal is to keep our students as safe as possible during the school day.

Being an “Allergy Aware” school, we have safeguards in place to promote food allergy awareness but continue to regularly update our plan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping all our students safe and happy.

 

Health Screenings:

•           Every year, regular state-mandated screenings are performed by health assistants

Illness Procedures: Please keep your child home from school for the following illnesses/symptoms:

•           Vomiting or Diarrhea

•           Fever of 100 degrees or more

•           Conjunctivitis

•           Strep Infection

•           Flu-like illness

This will ensure a more full recovery and lessen the risk of passing the infection on to others. When antibiotics are prescribed, the child may return to school after being on medication for 24 hours.

 

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the Health Office before sending your child to school.