Mrs. Donna Cody
My name is Mrs. Cody. I am the school nurse. This is my third year at BES. During the year I will be doing some health
screenings on each of you which include checking your hearing, vision, height and weight.
The infirmary is located inside the front office.
I am here for you when you're sick or not feeling well.
This is the time of the year when all schools start having a problem with head lice. Please check your child’s head. If you have any concerns or questions about head lice, please call Mrs. Cody, the school nurse at BES. If your child has head lice, it is important that he/she is treated correctly.
It sounds simple, but handwashing has been proven to reduce the spread of the flu. Studies have shown that school absenteeism has been decreased as much as fifty percent by regular handwashing. Please encourage your children to wash their hands before meals, after recess, and after using the restroom. We will be starting an educational program here at Buffalo about germs and handwashing techniques. If you would like to donate any antibacterial waterless products to your childs classroom, we will use it.
Flu season is upon us, and we all want to avoid the flu. Some children should be vaccinated every year. Children who have chronic illnesses should get the flu shot. Our BES family has many children who have asthma. These children would really benefit from the flu shot. The health department is offering two flu clinics. Both require appointments to insure adequate amounts of vaccine.
Symptoms of the flu are: fever (usually over 101), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting. If you think your child has the flu, you will need to take the child to the doctor. There are medications that your doctor can prescribe that can lessen the severity of the flu if the doctor is able to see the child in the first couple of days of the illness. If not, you should make sure that your child gets rest, plenty of fluids, and any over the counter flu medicine. Expect the flu to last about a week. Please do NOT send your children back to school until they have been without fever for 24 hours.