Current Health Alerts

Current Health Alerts         

Fall Allergy Season is upon us!

The pollen count is at a HIGH level, Spring and Fall are the worst times for allergies in Kansas.  Allergies are not an illness.

If your student suffers from seasonal allergies, please consider treating their symptoms before school with an 8, 12 or 24 hour dose of allergy medication.

If your student visits the nurse with allergy symptoms, I will make sure they don't have a fever and tell them to blow their nose often, drink water and get plenty of rest. 

Your student may have reddened eyes, a stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, and/or fatigue; even ear popping (related to sinus pressure due to seasonal allergies) in addition to clear nasal drainage and a possible headache and/or stomachache related to sinus pressure and drainage flowing into the stomach.

Please remind them to:

  • Eat breakfast and lunch 
  • Blow their noses instead of sniffing and snorting that yucky mucous back in (this will only make symptoms worse!)
  • Drink lots of water
  • Wash their hands with soap and water or keep them clean with hand sanitizer
  • Wipe their nose and eyes with a clean tissue instead of dirty fingers.  Rubbing dirty hands in eyes can make them itchy & red
  • Splash/rinse itchy eyes with cool water at the sink in the restroom.  I do not have allergy medications or eye drops.
  • Cover their mouth when sneezing/coughing with their elbow instead of their hand

**If OTC allergy treatments are not helping, consider following up with your child's physician or an allergist.**

Healthy Students are Happy Students!


When Should Your Student Stay Home?

Spring Hill High School follows the exclusion recommendations set forth by the Johnson County Health Department. Please see Exclusion Recommendations for other conditions not listed below. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Your child must be excluded from school if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school when he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever–reducing medications.
  • Your child must be free of vomiting, diarrhea, and purulent eye drainage for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Your child should remain home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic therapy.



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