Meadowood Nursing Staff
Listed below are the Meadowood nurses. Please take the time to contact the nurse at your child's specific site if you have questions or concerns about health-related issues.
Meadowood Pre-School &
Meadowood Transition Program
454-3400 ext 807
Forest Oak Elementary School
HB duPont Middle School
Thomas McKean High School
PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF FLU
As you may know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the spread of flu at the Meadowood Program. We need your help to do this.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children over the age of 6 months get the flu vaccine. This is the single best way to protect against the flu!
- Teach your children to wash their hands often. Washing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds is ideal (that’s about as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice).
- Teach your children the proper use of hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Place about a quarter size blob of gel on the palm of the hand, rub the sanitizer over the whole hand and continue to rub until the hand sanitizer is dry. This should take about 20 seconds – “Happy Birthday” sung twice.
- Teach your children to keep their hands away from their face and avoid touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.
- Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of their elbow. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve—not your hands!
- Keep your child home if he/she is sick. They should stay home until their temperature is normal for 24 hours (below 100 degrees) without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Help your children to learn these healthy habits by setting a good example and always doing them yourself.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact your school nurse or go to the web site www.flu.gov for the most up-to-date information about the flu. Together we can keep your child healthy for learning.