Wilburton Public Schools
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11/19/13: The Grace Russell Elementary Turkey Trot was an outstanding success!! Click here for race finish times and photos.
NOTICE: There will be no school Friday December 6th due to weather.
Important Message from the School Nurse
November 22, 2013
The Latimer County Health Department has Flu-Mist Vaccinations (nose spray) that will only be available until mid December. Please use this opportunity to have your child vaccinated. It is flu season and although we haven’t seen adverse effects from the flu at WPS we are dealing with some health issues and concerns:
1. If your child’s eyes are matted/crusted shut when they wake up in the morning please do not send them to school. This is almost a sure sign of a contagious eye infection. Please make your child an appointment with their pediatrician so antibiotic eye drops can be prescribed.
2. During flu season, October – March, in order to protect the health of all students and staff Wilburton Public Schools will be following these guidelines: Any student with a temperature above 99.9 will be sent home. Any student who vomits or reports diarrhea will be sent home.
Any student with a draining sore and/or an unidentified rash will be sent home. These are all signs and symptoms of a viral infection and remember the flu is a virus. Also, just because your child has these symptoms does not mean they have the flu. The only way to determine if your child has the flu is a flu test at their pediatrician’s office.
3. Please ensure that the school has a current, working contact phone number for your child. It is your responsibility to provide that information to the school.
4. Students need to take a bath and or shower every night preferably using an antibacterial wash or soap. Daily bathing and persistent hand washing work miracles! At the end of each week please wash your child’s backpack and coat or spray them with a disinfectant spray such as Lysol.
Parents please remember that communicable health issues are not just a school problem. Your family can be exposed to bacteria, viruses, etc at places like daycare, grocery store, pharmacy, church and the list could go on and on. It takes all of us to make our school run smoothly. Let’s work together to keep our students in the classroom, healthy and happy! If you have any health questions or concerns please contact your child’s pediatrician, the local health department at 465-5673, or me at 465-3198.
Thank you for your support!
Mendi McAlester, RN, School Nurse
Wilburton Public Schools