Meet your School Nurse
My name is Anne Guerrier and I wanted to introduce myself as your School Nurse at Holmes. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the children and families of Holmes School. My goal as your School Nurse is to keep the students at Holmes School healthy, to the best of my ability, and in the classroom, so they can be effective learners. As your School Nurse, I will work with you to educate Holmes' students about the importance of a healthy and nutritious diet, exercise, illness and disease prevention, dental care, and hand washing.
Anne-Marie Guerrier, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN
National Certified School Nurse-Holmes
STUDENTS WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS
If your child has been diagnosed with a health condition, such as ASTHMA, FOOD ALLERGIES, DIABETES or SEIZURES, please provide a current Emergency Action Plan along with the D97 Licensed Prescriber Authorization Form. ALL FORMS MUST BE RENEWED AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR. Forms can be found by clicking on the appropriate link to the left or by visiting our Health Services Page >
When to Keep Your Child Home From School
In order for your child to be able to learn and to control communicable diseases in the school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or more.
- Your child should be fever free (without Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child vomited or had diarrhea during the past 24 hours, please keep them home.
- Strep throat
- Your child must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Swollen, red eyes that itch and are draining
- Your child must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school for bacterial conjunctivitis and drainage free and/or a note from the doctor.
- Moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal discharge.
- However, for a mild runny/stuffy nose and mild cough it is alright to send your child to school.
- An unusual rash, a blistery rash, or a rash associated with a fever.
- Your child should remain at home until you have discussed the rash with your physician and your child is not contagious (a note from your doctor may be required).
HABITS TO SUPPORT STAYING HEALTHY
GOOD HAND WASHING with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times throughout the day. The D97 Handwashing guidelines can be found on: http://www.op97.org/health-services/documents/1HandHygiene.pdf.
COVER cough or sneezes with elbow and wash hands after blowing nose.
CLEAN and disinfect surfaces routinely.
EAT a nutritious breakfast every day.
SLEEP at least 9-10 hours every night.
DO NOT share food, utensils or cups/straws with friends.
HYDRATED: drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily; students should carry a water bottle and refill it as the day goes along.
District 97 recognizes the increasing prevalence of severe food allergies, particularly to peanuts and nuts, amongst students and staff. Every food-allergic reaction has the possibility of developing into a life-threatening reaction within minutes. Some individuals may react to merely touching the substance, while for others, consumption of a tiny amount of that food can cause a reaction which could be fatal. The Holmes Lunchroom provides an "Nut Safe" Table. Please review the Allergy Management Policy located on the tab (on the left side of this page).