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Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy

Children come to school to learn...but we all know there are times when a child does not feel well enough to participate in class activities.  Often an illness is spread to others before the first symptoms appear.  The best way to keep these illnesses (such as colds or flu) from spreading is to take the following steps:

  • Teach your child to wash his or her hands frequently using plenty of soap and warm water.  Proper hand washing should take about 20 - 30 seconds or the time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice
  • Teach your child to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to cough into their sleeve (elbow)
  • Keep the child's environment smoke-free; this will help in minimizing Asthma episodes in children with Asthma
  • Try to minimize the time your child spends with other children who have a cough or cold symptoms
  • Teach your child to use and pack easy-to-use disinfecting wipes and/or hand sanitizers in their backpack
  • Schedule and keep an annual well-child exam to follow changes in your child's health
  • Keep all of your child's immunizations up-to-date, and include the recommended flu vaccination every year.  Please give all current copies of immunizations to the health office.
  • Serve a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, plus plenty of water
  • If someone in the house is ill, wash all shared surfaces and sheets frequently, and change toothbrushes
  • Keep surfaces such as door knobs, phones, remote controls, toys and keyboards disinfected



  JENNIFER HERRING (505) 792-3262 ex: 37806 Nurse
  VICTORIA SIERRA (505) 792-3262 ex: 37807 Health Office Assistant

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