Basic behaviors can prevent the spread of infection. You can prevent diarrhea, fever, vomiting and more. Coughing and sneezing spread germs.
Wash hands; Use soap and water and scrub 15-20 seconds each time. Plan B: Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
Cover coughs: Cover your mouth and nose during a cough with your elbow or shoulder. If you use a tissue, use it once, discard and wash hands. No not use bare hands.
Wounds: Keep any sore/wound covered while at school. Supplies are in the clinic. Do not touch, pop, pick sores/boils. If a sore starts to drain, see Nurse Janis.
Know when to stay home: Keep sick children at home to prevent spread of germs. Children need to be fever-free, without medicine, for 24 hours before returning to school
Clean contaminated items: Frequently wipe surfaces/items handled while sick, such as desk tops, pencils, etc. Antibacterial wipes are convenient for this use.
See our Sick Day Guidelines below for more information.
If your child is sick, please read the information in the link below before sending them to school.
Sick Day Guidelines
Click the link below to read information regarding the VCS Wellness Policy.
VCS Wellness Policy