Influenza season has begun, so please use this questionnaire each day your child is sick with flu-like symptoms and follow the instructions for when to keep your child home. If your child has received the flu vaccine, he/she is much less likely to get sick. It is certainly not too late to get the vaccine this year. Getting a flu shot (or nasal spray) helps protect your child from getting the flu, so the flu won't be passed to people who risk getting very sick - like babies, elderly and people with chronic diseases.
Please refer to the additional guidelines below to prevent the spread of illness at school. If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor or clinic with a different disease, such as strep, please notify your child’s school Health Office.
Students should stay home from school when:
A fever (100* or higher)
Vomiting or diarrhea
Infection requiring antibiotics
Students can return to school when:
No fever for 24 hours without the use of medication and well enough to participate in school.
No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours after last episode and ability to keep food down.
Rash is cleared by a physician
24 hours after first antibiotic dose or as directed by a physician
Now that the weather has turned colder, please dress your children appropriately for the outdoors, including long sleeves and pants, jackets, hats, mittens, and boots, when needed.
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