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Health Awareness

From the Health Office...

Illness Reminder:

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
  • Rash
  • 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

 Weather reminder:

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.