•  Welcome to Lakeview Public School

      Health Services
     
    Where Healthy Children are Better Learners
     
    GENERAL INFORMATION
    • The Health Office is located in the Elementary Office and is generally open during normal school hours and days.  
    • Health Forms can be emailed to the Health Office or dropped off at the school offices. 
    • Please send questions to HealthOffice@lakeview2167.com 

     

    Health Office News - Updated 02/29/2024

    ILLNESS: Click for State Respiratory Disease Statistics website for more information on each specific condition.  State statistics are updated every Thursday at 11 am.

      • Please keep your children home if they are not feeling well.  

      • When to send your student back to school?  Read our Infection Control Guidelines. 

      • When you call in to the office, make sure you let them know what symptoms or illness the child is having so that we can track what is going through our school.  

        COVID: Many RECENT cases at school. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.  Again, the best way to limit COVID is to get vaccinated.
        • Home Test Kits are available, free of charge. Just ask the Health Office to make arrangements.
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      • Influenza:  Many RECENT cases at school. Flu symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, and body aches. Not everyone will have a fever or experience all of these symptoms. Symptoms usually begin suddenly and might be severe enough to stop your daily activities. The best way to limit flu is to get your flu shot.
      • Norovirus:  Commonly called the Somach Flu but is not the flu.  The peak season is from October through May.  Common symptoms are stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.  The best way of preventing the spread of this virus is GOOD handwashing.  For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html
      • Strep Throat:  

        What is Group A Streptococcus "Strep"?
        Group A streptococci are bacteria commonly found in the throat and on the skin. People may carry "Strep" in their throat or on their skin and not become ill.  These individuals are less likely to spread the infection. The risk of spreading the infection is highest when a person is ill with "strep throat" or has an infected wound. Treatment with antibiotics for 12 hours or longer removes the ability to spread the bacteria.

      • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) usually include fever, mouth sores, and skin rash. The rash is commonly found on the hands and feet. The rash usually is not itchy and looks like flat or slightly raised red spots, sometimes with blisters that have an area of redness at their base. Kids should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours and rash has disappeared. https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html

    VACCINES: Most Vaccines are due before START of Preschool, Kindergarten, 7th grade, and 11th Grade.

    EXTRA CLOTHES

      • Keep extra clothes in your student's locker &/or bag.  I recommend at least pants, underwear, and socks for all ages.  Clothes rip, get wet or dirty, and stain in awkward spots.  Better to have extra on hand just in case.
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      • Accepting donations of new or gently used pants, preferably with elastic waists, drawstrings or leggings, and underwear of all school age sizes to stock in the Health Office.  Youth Small and Medium for boys and girls are needed most, but we do use all sizes through XXL in adults.  Please also consider donating gallon-sized buckets for use in the health office and in classrooms for when kids get sick.
      Holli Olson MSPAS, PA-C - Health Professional

    Phone 507.423.5164 ext 1154

    email: holliolson@lakeview2167.com