From the office of:
Julie Slattery, RN
Medical Forms in PDF Format
We are approaching flu season and colds have
already started. Please remind your children to:
1 Eat breakfast
2 Drink plenty of water
3 Wash their hands frequently
4 Keep their hands away from their faces
5 Sneeze or cough into their elbows
6 Dress appropriately for the weather
If your child has a fever, bring her/him to the doctor. If not, you may use OTC cough medicines or cough drops for children older than 8. Menthol or eucalyptus cough drops are the most effective.
As reported by WebMD 5/3/10
Encourage Frequent Handwashing
Scrub from your fingertips to your wrists
Sing "Happy Birthday" twice and count to 10 slowly
We are installing Purell
Dispensers in each classroom.
The children will receive instructions in the proper use of the dispensers.
Info to follow soon...
Signs & Symptoms of Mumps
After 14 to 24 day incubation
Malaise (Extremely Tired)
Low to moderate fever lasting 12 - 24 hours before salivary glands become involved.
symptoms of inflammation of salivary glands include:
Pain on chewing or swallowing, especially on swallowing acidic liquids such as orange juice, lemon juice, or vinegar.
Temperature up to 103 - 104 degrees F
Swollen neck glands (chipmunk look)
Several area schools have reported the appearance of Head Lice on many students. Please check your child often.
We would like to prevent the spread of communicable diseases at Mt. Carmel. Some of the most common of these are:
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
If, during the school year, your child should develop one of these diseases PLEASE keep your child at home and call me or send in a note with another family member. It is of the utmost importance that we are informed about these diseases so that we may prevent their spread.
During the fall, Pediculosis, or Head Lice, often appear. Please check your child(ren) carefully and often. If they do have head lice, it is nothing to be embarrassed about. Contact your doctor for proper treatment and notify the school immediately. This information will be kept confidential.
from the State of
Department of Health
Reminder for 6th Grade Parents
The purpose of this letter is to inform you about a recent change in the immunization requirements for school entry related to diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine that will take effect September 1, 2007. The key points regarding the requirements of the law and its implementation are:
► Students who are entering 6th grade or a comparable age-level special education school or program on or after September 1, 2007 and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap).
► If a student has received a Td, DT, or DTaP vaccination within the last two years, the student's Tdap vaccination should be deferred (with rare exceptions) until a period of two years has elapsed.
► 10-year-old students who are entering 6th grade will not be required to receive a Tdap vaccine and will not be excluded from school, but they must be flagged, tracked and immunized when they turn 11 years old.
Interval between Td, DT, or DTaP, and Tdap:
The New York State Department of Health recommends that students who were born on or after January 1, 1994, and are entering, repeating or transferring into the 6th grade on or after September 1, 2007, and have received a tetanus/diphtheria vaccine, Td, DT, or DTap, within two years prior to this date should not (with rare exceptions) receive the booster immunization until a period of two years has elapsed. It is required that those children who are not eligible on this basis be flagged, tracked, and immunized at the appropriate time.
Children who will be 10 years old when entering 6th grade:
There are two Tdap vaccines available, Sanofi Pasteur's Adacel which is licensed for persons aged 11 to 65 years and GlaxoSmithKline's Boostrix, which is licensed for persons aged 10 to 18 years. There are two options available regarding 10-year-old children who are entering 6th grade: (1) vaccinate those children using Boostrix, or (2) delay vaccination until those children are 11 years old. Children whose vaccination with Tdap has been delayed will be considered "in process" for receiving the required immunization. They will not be excluded from school, but they will be flagged and tracked. It is required that they receive the immunization once they turn 11 years old.
January 16, 2008
This is to inform you that Scabies has NOT been found in the school. We had a false alarm, the child has seen a doctor and was diagnosed with an allergic reaction.
We will keep this information about Scabies (Sarna in Spanish) available to you. They are more commonly known as body lice. For complete information from the NYS Dept of Health, click on the links below.
All your questions about the MRSA virus can be answered at the
Center for Disease Control Website.
Please click on this link: