• Promoting Health & Wellness at School

    Good night sleep: Recommendation from National Sleep Foundation
    Preschoolers (3-5 years) need 10-13 hours
    School-aged children (6-13 years) need 9-11 hours
    Teenagers (14-17 years) need 8-10 hours
    Young Adults (18-25 years) need 7-9 hours
    Breakfast every morning...
    Improves student focus
    Improves test scores
    Decreases headaches and stomach aches

    Dress appropriately for weather

    Personal Hygiene
    Wash hands prior to eating, after using restroom, blowing nose, coughing or sneezing, touching pets or animals.
    Cover sneeze and cough into elbow
    Sick days: students should stay home from school if...
    Fever 100.4° or greater. Must be below 100° for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications before they may return to school.
    Students with mild cold symptoms may attend school if they do not have a fever.

    See chart for further guidelines.

    Parents/guardians may wish to contact their child's health care provider if the child has frequent complaints of pain or illness to rule out a medical issue or to determine if there is a reason the child is trying to avoid school.