Hello to All!

  

Hello to all! My name is Bianca Dito and I am the new school nurse for Daisy Ingraham School.

I graduated from Quinnipiac University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have since worked in a variety of clinical settings to develop my skills as a pediatric nurse. I worked at Bridgeport Hospital in their Cardiac Telemetry and Medical-Surgical units as well as in a pediatrician's office and a summer camp. I have an active Registered Nurse license through the State Board of Connecticut and am Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS for HCP) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) trained and certified.

A great education begins with a healthy learning environment and the students themselves are essential to that environment. I am honored to work with your spectacular children to help maintain their physical health and mental wellness.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any concerns regarding your child’s health and well being.

Thank you,

Bianca Dito, BSN, RN

Student Illness Guidelines

Student will be dismissed from school automatically for vomiting, diarrhea, suspected or confirmed conjunctivitis, nits (discretion of nurse)/live louse and temperature of 100.0 F and above.  If the student is dismissed from school, the student may not return to school until symptoms have ceased for 24 hours. If your child is suspected of having pink eye, a doctor note is required to return to school.  If your child is diagnosed with pink eye, they may not return to school until they have completed a full 24 hours of antibiotic.  If live louse (lice) is discovered, the student may return to school only after hair treatment is complete and every viable nit is removed and the student must see the nurse upon arrival at school. 

A student should remain at home from school with the following symptoms of communicable illness or disease:

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Students should be fever-free without using fever-reducing medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Students should remain at home until vomiting and/or diarrhea have subsided for at least 24 hours and they are able to tolerate fluids.
  • Live head lice found in the hair.
  • Eye discomfort with itching, redness, pain, and discharge.
  • Skin rash suggestive of communicable disease
  • Sore throat that is accompanied by fatigue, body aches, and fever.