The District Nurse Recommends Keeping Your Child Home From School for the Following Reasons:

    • A temperature (fever) of 100 degrees or higherIllness Dog

    • If a child has an elevated temperature, he/she should remain home until it is normal (98.6 degrees) for 24 hours without the aid of medication

    • Diarrhea

    • Nausea or vomiting during the night

    • An undiagnosed rash

    • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

    • Runny nose with copious discharge or severe congestion
    If your child will be absent from school due to illness, please contact your school's Attendance Line by calling your school's main number and selecting the Attendance Line option. The attendance line is available 24 hours so you may leave a message at night if you realize your student is ill and will not be attending school the next morning.
     
    Absences due to student illness are considered an excused absence.
     
    Questions? Contact Nurse Lee or your school office.
     
     
     

Important Health News from Nurse Lee

  • Information on New Immunization Waiver Law (SB277) from Santa Clara County's Public Health Department:
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    Nine Retailers Recall Store-Branded Children's Cold Medicine Over Overdose Risks (1/11/16)
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    GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers (12/22/15)
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Health/Wellness Events

  • Visit the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for a listing of upcoming health and wellness events in the area.
     
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  • Heart to Heart Seminars for Preteens and Grownups

    This informative, humorous and lively discussion of the topics of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important issues. Separate seminars are available for boys and girls at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Campbell Community Center. Classes fill quickly, so reserve soon. Heart to Heart LINK
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  • Know Your Concussion ABCs. A Fact Sheet For Parents (from the CDC)
    Educate yourself on concussion signs, symptoms and what to do. Brochure LINK

     
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About SUSD School Nurse Cristina Lee

  • Nurse Icon School Nurse Cristina Lee shares her time between all four of SUSD school sites. She also works in the district office checking new student files and preparing information and materials to help contribute to the overall health of SUSD families and staff. Please check this page often for newsletters and health updates. To contact Nurse Lee, please call (408) 867-3424, x229 or email her at clee@saratogausd.org.