Unfortunately, it's that time of year again when we are seeing a rise in influenza (flu) as well as other illnesses. We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the sickness protocols for our district, and we ask that you please adhere to them so that we can prevent the sharing of these pesky germs.
If your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must stay home until they are at least 24 hours free of fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication), vomiting, or diarrhea. If after that time they are still sneezing, coughing, or have a stuffy nose, they could still spread germs (typically for 5-7 days after symptoms begin), so please check in with your doctor on when they should return to school. If your child comes to school and still seems ill or is symptomatic, we will ask you to either pick up your child or have your doctor contact us immediately to "clear" them.
Please find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest guide on navigating through this flu season.
Thank you, and remember... WASH THOSE HANDS!
Nurse Heidi & Nurse Molly