Request for Help:
The nurses office is in need of pants - Girls and Boys sizes 5-12, especially boys sizes 7-8. Stretchy waist/sweat pant type preferred. Donations can be brought to our Health Office.
The RSI Health Office has seen a slow but steady increase in students with stomach issues: aches, nausea, vomiting the past two weeks. There is an uptick in Norovirus across the country as well. At school, we are revisiting hand washing as a way to deter the spread of germs.
When do I wash my hands?
- Before and after eating food
- When your hands look dirty
- After using the bathroom
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After playing outside
Follow these five steps for hand washing every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water, turn off the water, and add soap.
- Rub your hands together with the soap. Rub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel.
If your student has a temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting, diarrhea, or is not well enough to participate in school, please keep your student home and seek the advice of a healthcare professional as needed. Students may return to school once they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and they are well enough to participate. Students may return to school once 24 hours have passed since their last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
Encourage your student to perform routine hand hygiene and cover their cough.
Strategies for a Healthy and Safe Holiday Season:
Questions? Reach out to the RSIS Health Office: 763-504-4405.