Old Country Road Elementary School
49 Rhodes Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801
Main office: 733-2301
School Nurse: 733-2305
Dear Parents,
   As you are aware, we are in the middle of the cold and flu season. Many children are sick with the flu, strep throat and upper respiratory infections. In an effort to curb the spread of the illness among children in school, please consider the following symptoms:
            Runny nose
            Elevated temperature
            Complaints of a sore throat
            Complaints of an upset stomach or vomiting
   These complaints may occur the night prior to school as well as in the morning.
   A child should be without fever for twenty-four hours prior to returning to class. If an antibiotic has been prescribed, your child should be on this medication for a minimum of twenty-four hours.
   As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not behaving normally or complaining of not feeling well, it is in his or her best interest ot remain at home and for you to seek advice from your physician. An ill child cannot function properly in the school setting.
   Together we can deter the spread of illness in the school and provide a safe, productive and healthy educational environment for your child.