Our Lady of Fatima School is experiencing a variety of illnesses among the staff and students. Today alone we had 38 students absent and 3 teachers!
Please read and follow the school policy on the right. This is from the Parent/Student Handbook you received at the beginning of the year and has been posted and available for reference on the home page of the school website since the beginning of the school year.(www.olfcatholic.org).

As of today, the wall-mounted hand sanitizers in the K-8 classrooms that were graciously donated by two families are all filled with Purell! Classrooms without dispensers have large hand-pumped containers of Purell hand sanitizer. 

Thank you and say a prayer for healthy students and staff!

Martha Reitman

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF THEY HAVE:

Chicken Pox: 7 days from the first lesion or longer until all pox are scabbed over.

 

"Pink Eye" or "Conjunctivitis": A full 24 hours of antibiotic treatment must be finished before the child returns to school.

 

Head Lice: If you discover head lice or eggs (nits), notify your school nurse. There are several over-the-counter products available for treatment. Some are more effective than others. Your school nurse will be able to give you guidance about child and home treatment. The nurse will also be able to check your child's classmates. Upon returning to school, the child must be examined by the school nurse before returning to class.

 

Strep Throat: A full 24 hours of antibiotic treatment must be finished before child returns to school.

 

General Illnesses and Flu: Please be considerate, as a coughing, hacking child with a constantly running nose is a health risk to others and miserable in school. Allow the child to convalesce at home and return to school only when his/her symptoms have diminished.

 

CHILDREN NEED TO STAY HOME FOR 24 HOURS AFTER:

  • The start of an antibiotic medication (except in the case of an ear infection when how the child is feeling determines time home).
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (24 hours after last occurrence).
  • Fever free (24 hours after fever was last registered).