Flu Season

Flu Season
Flu Bug

While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. It is very important to alert the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with the flu or any other communicable diseases.This allows the nurse to keep track of the number of students in a classroom/grade level in order to protect others. Please keep your child at home if he or she has a fever of 100 â€‹Degrees  F or higher with a cough or sore throat. Other flu symptoms are fever with a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Children with the flu will need to stay home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without taking medicines to reduce the fever. Practice frequent hand washing and cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. These healthy habits will help prevent the spread of flu. Also, please be sure to keep your student's emergency information updated with correct phone numbers. If a parent/guardian is out of town and has left his/her child in the care of another adult, written documentation should be on file with the school. This documentation will authorize the school to contact the alternate person in case of illness or a medical emergency.

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