Katonah Elementary School

106 Huntville Road, Katonah, NY 10536

Ms. Jessica Godin

Assistant Principal:
Mr. Terry Costin


Fax: 914-763-7789


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Health Office Memo


Should my child go to school?

Please take a few minutes to read this information regarding your child’s health and his/her attendance at school. I hope this will be useful in your decision making process when your child is ill. In general, there are two reasons to keep a child home from school: when he/she is contagious and when he/she feels too sick to face the demands of the day. This is a guideline for your information only and is not intended as medical advice.

Guidelines for some basic illnesses:

Intestinal Upsets

This happens to almost every child. Stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea are usual, minor and temporary. Please keep your child home until the symptoms have resolved and he/she is able to keep food and liquids down. Consult your health care provider if fever and stomach pain persist or your child appears dehydrated.


Often the first sign of infectious illness is elevated temperature. Your child may attend school with a temperature less than 100 degree F without the use of analgesics. Do not give aspirin for fever as it has been linked to Reye’s syndrome. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Upper Respiratory Infections

The most common of childhood illness is the common cold. Children average six to eight colds per year. A child may attend school if there is no fever. A sore throat, in conjunction with a fever, swollen glands and possible stomach issues may indicate strep throat. Call your health care provider to have your child evaluated and tested. Children are no longer contagious after 24 hours on antibiotic treatment.

Persistent cough with or without fever should be seen by the doctor.





Health Office Message

Health Office Memo Regarding Illness

June 2014

Dear Katonah Elementary School Families:

As many of you may know, there was a recent increase in illness at Katonah Elementary School. Unfortunately, for many reasons, both inside and outside of school, viruses are not contained to the winter months.

In addition to normal cleaning measures, as a precautionary measure, this past weekend, we had a team from Operations and Maintenance sanitize the school building including every classroom, water fountain, desk, chair, and common area. We hope this will serve to help mitigate the situation. Thank you to Tom Psomas, O &M, and our own custodial crew for their hard work.

In conjunction with the measures we have taken at school, please remember it is of the utmost import to keep ill children at home until they have recovered properly. We also ask the children to wash their hands often and have trained them in the most effective hand washing techniques. Remember, the best way to prevent illness is proper hand washing. Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Greenwood, our school nurse, at 763-7706. In addition, please do not hesitate to contact me (jgodin@klschools.org) at our main office number- 763-7702.


Jessica Godin