“I approach my nursing practice with the attitude of ‘what would I do if this were my child?’ and I want to assure parents that their children’s health and safety is my top priority.”
Mylah Gunn joined the PVCA team in 2020 and has over eight years of experience in pediatric nursing. Her office is located down the hall from the main office.
8:30AM – 2:30PM
413-782-8031 ext. 122
“I approach my nursing practice with the attitude of ‘what would I do if this were my child?’ and I want to assure parents that thier children’s health and safety is my top priority.”
Mylah Gunn joined the PVCA team in 2020 and brings with her over eight years of experience in pediatric nursing. Her office is located down the hall from the main office.
8:30AM – 2:30PM
PVCA MEDICAL GUIDELINES
In order to try and prevent the spread of illness in the classrooms and attempt to keep a healthy environment for our students, we would ask that you please follow the guidelines below.
A student with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay home until he/she is symptom-free for 24 hours.
If a student is diagnosed with conjunctivitis, or if you suspect that he/she might have conjunctivitis, the student should not attend school for 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.
Common infectious diseases with a rash are most contagious in the early stages. A student with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the student’s return to school.
Continual coughing can spread germs rapidly in a classroom. A student with thick or constant nasal discharge or a continual cough should remain home until the symptoms improve.
A strep infection requires a doctor’s visit and medication. The child must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
It is difficult for a student to attend school when he/she has a nagging earache. The student would be more comfortable staying home until the earache subsides, with or without medication.
Students are permitted to return to school as soon as he/she has been treated and thorough nit removal has been completed. The child will be re-examined upon the return to the school.
Since flu symptoms are very similar to COVID-19 symptoms, at this time, please follow the COVID-19 protocol, next page.
If your child becomes sick while at school and/or is considered contagious to other children, the nurse will evaluate his/her symptoms and determine if he/she needs to go home. It is essential that the nurse has an updated contact number where a parent can be reached during school hours. If you are not available to pick your child up during school hours, please make prior childcare arrangements.
KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND OTHERS HEALTHY
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