KWS Bear Road Elementary Health Office
      

 

Welcome to the KWS Bear Road Health Office Website

 

 

 

 The Bear Road health office is staffed daily by Mrs. Karin Sherry, R.N., with the part-time assistance of Mrs. Martha Lewis, R.N.  The nurses can be reached during regular school hours at 218-2403.  The fax number is 218-2485.

  

 If you are calling your child in sick, please call the attendance line at 218-2411.

 

  *School physical are scheduled for Monday, March 13, 2017, with Dr. Lauri Fairbanks-Doane.*

All students in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades, as well as all student who are new to the district are required to submit a copy of a physical (dated no earlier than 9/1/15). If a copy is not received your child will be scheduled to receive a physical exam at school, free of charge, with Dr. Lauri Fairbanks-Daone on Monday, March 13, 2017. Please call the health office with any questions. 218-2403.

 

 

The main functions of the Health Office are to: 

  • Attend to the daily medical needs of students and staff
  • Maintain health records of students
  • Administer medications to students as prescribed by their physician
  • Process physical education excuses from physicians
  • Conduct state mandated annual vision and hearing screenings
  • Supervise school physicals (K, 2nd, 4th and new students)

 

Physicals

Physicals are required by New York State for all Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students as well as all NEW students.

 

 

 

 

IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?

Colds and flu are both very contagious. In the beginning, a bad cold and a mild case of the flu might seem alike. However, unlike colds, the flu is a serious illness that can have life-threatening complications. Check the table below to compare the symptoms for each illness.

 

 

 

 

Symtoms

 

 

 

Cold

 

 

 

Flu

Fever

Rare in adults and older children, but can be as high as 102 ° F in infants and small children

Usually 102 ° F, but can go up to 104 ° F and usually lasts
3 – 4 days

Headache

Rare

Sudden onset and can be severe

Muscle Aches

Mild

Common, and often severe

Tiredness and
Weakness

Mild

Often extreme, and can last one to two weeks

Extreme
Exhaustion

Never

Sudden onset and can be severe

Runny Nose

Often

Sometimes

Sneezing

Often

Sometimes

Sore Throat

Often

Sometimes

Cough

Mild hacking cough

Common, and can become severe

 

 


 

 

 



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