Flu Reminders

  • When we are in the midst of flu season, all parents, guardians, students, faculty and staff should be aware of flu symptoms in order to conduct self-screenings and to refer students to the nurse's office for evaluation. We also want to reinforce good practices regarding hand-washing and proper coughing techniques to help prevent the spread of germs in school and home settings.
     
    Flu symptoms include the following:
    • Fever of 100°F or greater
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny or stuffy nose.
    • Body aches
    • Chills
    • Headache
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Vomiting

    If you think your child has the flu:

    • Keep them at home. Do not send them to school.
    • They should avoid close contact with others for 3-5 days.
    • Students may return when they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved.

    Everyone should practice and encourage others to:

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Drop the used tissue in a wastebasket. If a tissue is not available, cough into the crook of your elbow or sleeve.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
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Last Modified on November 29, 2023