Shelley Myers, R.N.
Attention: Parents of Sixth Grade Students
Current 6th grade students need two additional immunizations in order to start 7th grade.
These are the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster) and the MCV4 (meningitis vaccination).
If your child has already received these immunizations, please send the updated immunization record to the health room AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
If your child has not received these immunizations, please make arrangements for him/her to receive them.
Proof of immunization must be received by the first day of 7th grade in order for your child to remain in school.
Feel free to call the health room with any questions.
GENERAL INFORMATION / FORMS
If you are looking for General Information/forms regarding CCPS Health Services, please go to the CCPS Webpage and click on the "Instruction" tab. Then click on Health Services. There you will be able to click on the different tabs and find infomation regarding:
Absence from School
Chronic Health Conditions
Confidentiality of Health Information
Health Appraisals and Physicals
Hearing and Vision Screenings
MSDE Health Services
School Health Council
The Role of the School Nurse
Cold and Flu Facts
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hand washing is the best way to prevent illness, as well as covering coughs and sneezes.
Treatment for both: get plenty of rest and liquids, some over-the-counter medications can help, but if symptoms persist see your Physician.
Remember, if your child has a fever above 100 degrees they are not to attend school until they have been fever free for 24 hours.
"Stomach Flu" is not the Flu, but a virus affecting the intestinal tract. The term "stomach flu" is a misnomer that is sometimes used to describe gastrointestinal illnesses caused by organisms other than influenza viruses.
Please review CCPS policy regarding medications taken at school or contact the school nurse.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CARROLL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Carroll County Health Department is sharing important information for parents regarding the flu. Please see the attachments below.
What Parents Need to Know About the Flu
Flu Vaccine Resource Sheet