Dear #NHPGCP Families,
The Flu season is quickly approaching. You can
fight influenza at home and at school.
Attached are guidelines from the NYS Depart of Health on the
symptoms of the flu, prevention, what to do if your child gets the flu and how
to avoid spreading the flu.
Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu and
its complications. The vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older
*Attachments include: English, Spanish, Chinese.
Keeping Healthy: A Guide for Parents
Reminder regarding ABSENCE/LATENESS
While it is recognized that good attendance is important for success in school, from time to time children will be absent or late. In such cases parents should call the school nurse between 8:00 and 9:00 A.M. If no call is received, the school nurse will contact the home.
Garden City Park Jacqueline Hickey 516 434-2406
Hillside Grade Stephanie Cascio 516 434-2413
Manor Oaks Theresa Mancini 516 434-2360
New Hyde Park Road Ann Conroy-Burger 516 434-2382
When a child returns from any absence, a note indicating the dates and reason for absence must be submitted to the child’s teacher. Since the school district is required to report certain diseases to the Department of Health, "illness" is not an adequate explanation for absence. A note is also required if a child is late. The nurse’s office is to be called for health and attendance questions only.