All classrooms are stocked with a first aid kit. Minor cuts and scratches will be cleaned and treated in the classroom. If a wound requires more than cleaning (such as ointment, etc.), the student will be sent to the Nurse's office for further examination. Health Services Staff cannot apply any sort of medication or ointment to an injury without prior parent permission. Parents must complete a Student Medical History and Treatment Form at the beginning of every school year in order for the Health Staff to be able to treat the student.
If a student is reported absent or sent home from the Nurse's office due to fever, diarrhea or vomiting, they are not able to return to school until they are symptom free for 24 hours. If a staff member believes that a student does not seem well, they may send the student to the Nurse's office to have their temperature checked.
If a student displays any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, the School Nurse will be calling parents to send them home as a precaution. (Unless the student has an underlying condition with similar symtoms documented by a doctor.) The student will have to stay home for 10 days. It is highly recommended that the student be tested for COVID-19. Please send any test results to the School Nurse. ALL RESULTS AND STUDENT INFORMATION ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
If your student is not feeling well, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that their students are up to date on their immunizations. Students classes may be closed if their immunizations are out of compliance.
All Wilson Students will receive Annual Health Screenings at the beginning of the year. Medical staff will perform Hearing, Vision and Lice Screenings. If a student fails a portion of the health screening, notification will be sent to parents asking them to follow up with a doctor. Parents will be required to bring in proof that a doctor has examined the student within 10 days.
Medications for students cannot be left at the front office! Medications and Inhalers must be given directly to the Nurse/Aide by a parent and parent must sign a Medication Authorization Form. The medication must be in original box/bottle with a recently dated prescription label on it.
What are head lice?
"The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes of people. Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp. Head lice are not known to spread disease." -CDC
The most common way for a student to get head lice is head-to-head contact with an already infested person. This can happen during play at school, at home or anywhere else. Head lice can also be spread by sharing clothing or belongings. To help control head lice cases, parents are encouraged to teach their children to avoid activities that may spread head lice.
What are signs or symptoms of head lice?
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
- Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse.
- Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark.
- Sores on the head caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria found on the person’s skin.
What if I think my student may have head lice?
If you think your student may have head lice, you can ask the School Nurse to check them. If head lice are found, you will be asked to take the student home for a treatment. Once the student's head has been treated, he/she may return the following day. The School Nurse will need to check them before they are able to report to class the following day.
What steps does the school take to prevent head lice?
Classrooms and student areas are cleaned on a daily basis. If a student is reported with headlice, the whole class is checked to ensure that no more infestations are present in the room.
What steps can be taken at home to help prevent and control head lice?
- Teach your children to avoid head-to-head contact when they are around other people and not to share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, etc.
- Vacuum the floors and furniture regularly.
- Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens and any other fabric items regularly.
- Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with an infested person.
- If any fabric items cannot be washed during an infestation, the CDC recommends sealing the items in a plastic bag and storing them away for 2 weeks.
If a student displays any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, the School Nurse will be calling parents to send them home as a precaution. (Unless the student has an underlying condition with similar symptoms documented by a doctor.) It is highly recommended that the student be tested for COVID-19. Please send any test results to the School Nurse. ALL RESULTS AND STUDENT INFORMATION ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
If your student is not feeling well, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME.
Information for Our Community
Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 (previously known as 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV), is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is part of a larger family of viruses called coronavirus, some of which are in circulation normally and can cause illnesses like the common cold. This web page is designed to provide a synopsis of the situation and how WSD7 has and will continue to be ready to protect student and staff health and well-being.
The following information is provided from the U.S. Department of Heatlh and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is the flu?
The flu is an illness caused by flu viruses. The flu may make people cough and have a sore throat and fever. They may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. The flu happens every year and is more common in the fall and winter in the U.S. People of all ages can get the flu, from babies and young adults, to the elderly.
How does the flu spread?
People who have the flu can spread the virus by coughing or sneezing. Droplets released when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. People may also catch the flu by touching their mouth or nose after touching something with the virus on it, such as doorknobs, tables, or an infected person’s dirty hand.
How can I protect myself from getting sick?
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water.
- Use medication the way your doctor recommends it.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or arm when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24-hours after your fever is gone.