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Parents, please remember that students are not permitted to bring candy to school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 9 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502.
Unfortunately, a number of parents have been observed entering the bus circle before 9:00 AM and while students are unloading from busses. In addition, some cars have passed school buses while their lights were blinking which is illegal and a moving violation. For the safety of our students, please be sure to use the Hall Avenue entrance if you are dropping off your child before 9:00 AM. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, you will need to find alternate parking and escort your child into the school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 5 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.
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Important Information from Waverly’s Health Office
Mrs. Kaessler, R.N.
Office #793-6130x5509 Fax #793-1919
PLEASE USE THIS INFORMATION AS A GUIDELINE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
The school nurse:
a) Attends to tummy aches, skinned knees, headaches, minor first aid, etc.
b) Conducts hearing and vision screening.
c) Reviews physical and immunization records. If medical and immunization records are not up to date, your child will not be allowed to come to school.
d) Sends notices home when students are exposed to communicable diseases.
e) Will notify parents if their child becomes ill during school.
All parents are expected to follow the school policy regarding absences:
a) Call the school nurse each day your child is absent from school. Even if you email your child’s teacher about their absence, you still need to call the school nurse.
b) If your child is absent 1-3 days, a parent note is required. Send the note explaining the absence to school with your child upon his or her return.
c) If your child is absent 4 or more days due to illness, a note from the doctor is required upon your child’s return to school.
d) If you child will be late for school due to a doctor’s appointment, parent must sign-in in the nurse’s office before returning to class.
Emergency Contact Information:
a) If you have to update your Emergency Contacts, please do so immediately by sending in your changes in a letter addressed to the main office and to the school nurse. If your child becomes ill or is injured during school and you cannot be reached, your emergency contact will be called.
b) The people listed as your emergency contacts must be local to drive to the school to pick up and care for your sick child.
c) Only your emergency contacts you list allowed to pick up your child if you are unable to do so. If you want someone other than your emergency contact to pick up your child, a note giving permission must be faxed to the nurse’s office.
d) If there is a change in your phone numbers or emergency contacts during the school year, please notify the main office and nurse in writing.
School district policy states that should your child requires prescription or nonprescription medication during school hours, the school nurse must have the following:
a) Medication consent form completed by the doctor and parent. The form can be picked up from the nurse’s office.
b) Medication must be in original pharmacy or store container.
c) Parents must bring medication to school. Children are not permitted to carry any medications while at school, or to and from school.
To Be Excluded From Gym Class/Recess:
A doctor’s note is required if your child needs to be excused from gym due to and illness and/or injury. A follow-up note is needed from the doctor when they are able to return to physical activity. Your child will not be able to return to gym/recess unless a doctor’s note is received.
Please note that if your child is excused from gym, that means he or she is also excused from recess time.
Parents of any child who is injured at home and receives sutures, glue-bond, or who is casted or splinted must report the incident to the nurse’s office. A doctor’s note is needed upon return to school stating nature of injury, specific restrictions and follow-up date with the doctor. Upon recovery, a follow-note from the doctor is required before the child can return to full activity. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Guidelines to follow when deciding to send you child to school:
1) Fever - Do not send your child to school with a fever. A child must remain at home 24 hours after a fever has subsided with no medication given. Please do not give your child Tylenol or Motrin in the morning and send him or her to school.
Example: Fever on Monday. Stays home on Tuesday (rest day and no medication) and may return to school on Wednesday.
2) Cold and Cough – If your child has a bad cold and/or cough, a persistent runny nose or sneezing, please have him or her rest at home until symptoms subside. If your child suffers from seasonal allergies and takes medication for this, please make sure that this information is on record in the nurse’s office.
3) Rash – Do not send your child to school with a rash. Please consult your doctor. Rashes must be diagnosed and determined non-contagious and your child may only return to school with a doctor’s note detailing diagnosis and treatment. The child must remain at home if the rash is diagnosed contagious.
4) Vomiting/Diarrhea – Your child should remain home if he or she has had these symptoms in the morning or the evening before school. A child must remain home 24 hours after vomiting and/or diarrhea has subsided and he or she is feeling better (no nausea, no cramps) and is eating normally.
Example: Vomited and/or diarrhea on Monday. Stays home on Tuesday (rest day) and may return to school on Wednesday.
5) Chicken Pox – Please keep your child home from the initial onset of chicken pox until all lesions are dry. A doctor’s note with diagnosis must be presented upon return to school.
6) Conjunctivitis - A child diagnosed with conjunctivitis should stay home until there is no discharge and the eye no longer appears pink. Please report contagious conjunctivitis to the nurse.
7) Strep – A child diagnosed with strep must stay home for 48 hours from the start of medication. Please report strep to the nurse.
8) Head Lice – A child cannot be re-admitted to school until all nits (both viable and nonviable) are removed. Contact your doctor for advice on treatment and follow all directions carefully. Parents must bring the child to the nurse’s office to be checked before he or she is allowed to go to their classroom. If nits are found, the child will not be permitted in class.
If your child is sick, please do not give in to their pleas to come to school because of a party or activity they are afraid to miss. It is unfair to your child, the other students and the staff. The parent must make the right decision.
**WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO ILLNESS (FEVER, VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHEA) SCHOOL POLICY IS YOUR CHILD MUST ALSO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING DAY**
Waverly First Grade Winter Concerts
Dear First Grade Families,
The first graders and I are looking forward to performing a concert for you on December 12, 2017 (snow date December 14) in the Waverly gymnasium. Classes will perform at the following times:
9:30am- Koller, Dachik, Demos, Schwartz, Garrett
10:30am- Zuzolo, Saraco, Borowsky, Vaughan,
Cinquemani (first grade students)
On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.
Please contact me with any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to singing for you!
-Mrs. Ness, music teacher
PRACTICING YOGA IS PROVEN TO INCREASE A
STUDENT'S CAPACITY TO LEARN EFFECTIVELY,
REGULATE BEHAVIOR, AND ACHIEVE PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
JOIN US AS WE WELCOME LITTLE FLOWER YOGA
TO LEAD US THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE SESSION
OF POSES, BREATHING TECHNIQUES AND
DISCUSSION ON THE BENEFITS OF YOGA AND MINDFULNESS.
Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.
Tuesday, October 24
K-Session 6:00-6:40/1st Session 7:00-7:40
Save These Dates!
October 18, 2017
Student Stress: What is it and how do you reduce it? Presented by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – Westchester
November 13, 2017
The Devastating Effects of Substance Abuse: Personal Anecdotes of a Recovering User and Family Member of a User. Presented with assistance of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard
December 5, 2017
De-Stressing the Adolescent Brain, Presented by
Mr. Michael Nerney
January 16, 2018
New Year, New You (EMS Cafeteria)
Live healthy cooking, yoga, therapy dog, fitness training, healthy food samples, borrow books on wellness from the Eastchester Public Library, and more…
March 20, 2018
Bullying and Cyber-Bullying, Presented by
Mr. Michael Nerney
April 24, 2018
After-Prom Safety in Seaside Heights (Or Wherever), Presented by (Ret.) Seaside Hts. Lt. Cpl. Joe Engrassia
May 9, 2018
Hidden in Plain Sight, Presented by
(Ret.) Boise, ID Police Officer Jermaine Galloway
Evening events begin at 7pm in the EHS/EMS Library unless noted otherwise
Friday, October 20th, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Snack & water included with admission for children over 1.
$5 per child (children under 1 and adults are free)
Please click link below to sign-up
Once you sign up, click link below to purchase tickets.
Choose Waverly Movie Night – 10/20/17 from Events list
THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT
September 25th, 2017
Mark your calendars! This week you will be receiving a flyer for our upcoming Family Math workshop. Please complete the tear-off and return it by Monday, October 2nd, 2017. This will allow us enough time to prepare materials for this exciting event. Please find the details below:
Family Math Night
Thursday, October 12th, 2017.
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Kindergarten and First Grade Students and their parents or guardians
During this hour long event, you will have the opportunity to interact with your child using the strategies and games of the Kinder and First Grade classes at Waverly. Please plan to join us, and be sure to return the tear-off by Monday, 10/02/17.
A final note of thanks for all families who joined us for Open House last week. Your support means the world to us.