Message from our Nurse

Park View students are doing a great job washing their hands, wearing their masks and social distancing!  Keep up the good work!  

 

There are several things you can do at home to help prevent illness and keep everyone feeling healthy.  Here are some tips to remember: 

 

WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS!  This is still the best defense against illness.  Encourage your children to wash, especially before meals, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 

 

Wear a well fitted mask that covers your nose and mouth when in public. 

 

Get plenty of rest.  School age children should get 9-11 hours of sleep each night.  Grownups should try to get 8 hours.

 

Drink lots of fluids and eat a balanced diet - especially breakfast! 

 

Dress appropriately for cold weather.  Please help your child choose warm, comfortable clothing for school each day.  Even in cool weather, students will be going outside throughout the day for exercise and mask breaks.

 

When should you stay home from school?

 

If you have a new cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea- stay home, call your doctor, and take care of yourself until you feel better!  For more information, RIDOH playbook can be found on https://www.back2schoolri.com/. Once on the website, click the Need to Know tab.

If you need to get tested, you can call the RIDOH Covid-19 K-12 Testing for Students and Staff at  (844) 857-1814,or visit their website https://health.ri.gov/covid/testing/k-12.

Immunization records

Students in 7th grade are required to send in an updated physical exam, immunization record and dental form even if they are distance learning.

Student’s in 8th grade are required to have completed the HPV series.  Please send in documentation of receiving HPV #2.

Medications:  Please do not send medication to school before contacting the school nurse.  All medications require a doctor’s note and parent permission. Please click these links for Medication Authorization and Medication PolicyMedical Forms:

Stay healthy and safe, and don’t forget to submit an attestation form each day of in person learning. The form can be brought into school, or submitted electronically through Aspen. Please contact me at 270-8026 or email me at kercolano@cpsed.net. I am happy to help you with any health or medical concerns.