Nurse's Corner

flu

The health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost concern. Please help us in our efforts by working with your child to prevent the spread of germs.

Here are some specific ways you can help, particularly in this season of increased flu cases:

*  Keep your child at home if he or she has a fever of 100 degrees F or higher with a cough, headache or sore throat. Do not allow them to return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.

* BE mindful of flu symptoms, which include fever with a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired.

* Some people who have the flu may also vomit or have diarrhea. Children may not return to school until they have been 24 hours without diarrhea or vomiting.

* CHILDREN with the flu will need to stay home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without taking medicines to reduce fever. This usually takes at least 3 to 5 days.

Practice frequent hand washing and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze at home. These healthy habits will help prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses.